Birds and other
wildlife recorded in December 2020
a short list this month – blame the brevity on the pandemic and the mud!
Kites were seen regularly over the woods and over adjoining roads and gardens.
Woodpigeons never fail to be seen. Most of the corvids were also recorded:
Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Jay and Carrion Crow. Fifteen Rooks were spotted on the
8th – they will already be eyeing up potential nest sites, and probably having
quarrels with the Jackdaw population even though one makes a stick nest and one
species seeks out holes!
Tits were seen but nobody recorded Great Tits! A small flock of Long-tailed
Tits was also seen. Nuthatches were
about, as were Wrens, Blackbirds and some Redwings, winter thrush visitors from
Scandinavia. Finally to the finches – only
Chaffinch and Bullfinch were noted.
two mammals: a Grey Squirrel and a stout domesticated cat!
record any birds and wildlife you see while walking in the woods – it’s very
important to keep up records of what uses our woods – we can see changes from
year to year, and also use the wealth of wildlife as a ”weapon” against any