Sunday, 18 January 2015

St Andrews Park

A gorgeously crisp winter's morning and a good selection of birds - what more could you ask? The full list is as follows:

Blackcap - up to 3 seen, both male and female birds mainly near the bowling green
Redwing - about 10 birds seen, giving close views
Mistle Thrush - 1 bird seen and song heard
Blackbird - several birds seen
Robin - 2 or 3 birds seen
Wren - 2 seen
Goldcrest - 1 in a pine near the children's play area
Coal Tit - at least 1
Blue Tit - 2 or 3 seen and heard
Great Tit - several birds
House Sparrow - 1 or 2
Woodpigeon - several
Collared Dove - 1 heard
Feral Pigeon - several
Carrion Crow - 1 or 2 heard and seen
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 loafing on the grass
Magpie - a few
Goldfinch - good numbers seen and heard
Greenfinch - about 5 seen
Chaffinch - about 10 birds
Starling - several seen

Great Tit

In the garden today there were the male and female Blackcaps, a single Long-tailed Tit, a Robin, a Woodpigeon and a Blackbird. Hazel catkins were out in Station Road.
Hazel catkins

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