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Last Updated: 21st January 2021

Birds and other wildlife recorded in December 2020

Just a short list this month – blame the brevity on the pandemic and the mud!

Red 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!

Blue 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.

And two mammals: a Grey Squirrel and a stout domesticated cat!


Please 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 threatened development.


Find out what has been spotted in 2020 So far - click here
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To see what was spotted in 2017 - click here
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