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Last Updated: 2nd November 2018

Birds and other wildlife recorded in September 2018

Quite a short list this month is it a lack of birds or a lack of people sending in records??

Raptors: Both Sparrowhawk and Buzzard were recorded. A Black-headed Gull was seen flying over the area, no doubt on its way to the canal or some other watery place. Both Woodpigeon and its less obvious cousin, Stock Dove were seen. Green Woodpecker was around but nobody reported a Great-spotted Woodpecker (though they are certainly in the wood). The common corvids were quite common: Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook and Carrion Crow. The diminutive Goldcrest was heard calling from the larches, and there were plenty of sightings of Blue and Great Tit, and some family parties of Long-tailed Tits calling to each other. There were two Chiffchaffs on the 15th of the month although they are among the summer migrant warblers, many of them, like Blackcaps, are staying around for the winter, so listen out for their calls. Nuthatches were regularly heard as were Wrens, Blackbirds, Robins and Dunnocks. Finally, three members of the finch family were recorded: Goldfinch (there seem to be a lot around at the moment!), Chaffinch and Bullfinch.


The only non-bird records sent in for this month were: Large White, Small White and Speckled Wood butterflies, plus grey Squirrels.


Come on all you frequenters of Linslade Woods we need your records!!


Keep those records coming in!

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