Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
Earlier this week Ivisited blean woods to try to find lesser spotted woodpecker, eventually I was successful and located a female bird feeding in the birches,too distant for photos,in the same small patch there were two nuthatches and three treecreepers.I also sa
w a pair of marsh tits and a buzzard flew over the canopy.On the way home at the bottom of lydden hill a pair of red kites caught my eye cruising over a field that was being ploughed, parking the car safely ,i managed to get a few pics but the light was not great, I wonder if these two birds are a pair , would it not be great if they stayed and bred, its only a matter of time me thinks.
I had to go to folkestone too this week and thought Iwould catch up with the med gulls on the east cliff. When I worked in folkestone I regularly shared my lunch with them ,it was good to see them thriving.
It has been a fascinating winter for birds in my garden with a pair of blackcaps from january,redwings and fieldfares in the snow, blue,great, coal and long tailed tits, greenfinch ,chaffinch,blackbird,and song thrush are regular visitors along with robins wren and dunnock.There are also larger birds that visit including a flock of jackdaws ,magpies, wood pigeons, collared doves,herring gulls and black headed gulls.Recently a pair of rooks has discovered the free food source.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Last week a group of us travelled north to visit martin mere ,leighton moss walney island and heysham.Apart from the first day travelling the weather was warm sunny and calm,with night frosts.
At martin mere the main attraction were the whooper swans, hundreds of them ,being joined by pintail, wigeon,and many other ducks.