Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
I decided to view the eclipse at St Andrews Park this morning, and there were lots of people with the same idea. One very nice chap offered me the chance to look through his eclipse glasses - it was an amazing sight. Light levels dropped, the park was bathed in a metallic twilight but the birds didn't stop singing and the flock of Redwings carried on feeding unconcerned.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Redwing - about 40 counted. A remarkable count for a small urban park.
Starling - at least 20 seen, often associating with the thrushes
Mistle Thrush - we wondered if there might be 2 pairs in the park and that one individual might have been prospecting for a nest site
Goldcrest - 1 individual seen well as it fed in a pine tree near the war memorial
Goldfinch - several birds seen and heard, some possibly pairing up
Chaffinch - 1 or 2 seen
Greenfinch - a bit thin on the ground today - just 2 or 3 seen
Robin - plenty seen and/or heard
Blackbird - a few seen but no song heard
Magpie - several, including nest-building individuals
Blue Tit - 1 or 2
Great Tit - a few seen and heard
Coal Tit - a couple of birds seen
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 or 2
Herring Gull - 1 feeding near the children's play area
Chiffchaff - one heard calling and seen briefly in trees at the pond. Could have been a new arrival or an overwintering bird
Blackcap - 2 individuals heard singing. Almost certainly overwintering birds 'tuning up'
Feral Pigeon - the usual gang, mainly near the café
Woodpigeon - several around
Collared Dove - one heard singing near the toilets
House Sparrow - several seen. This species seems to be having a bit of a revival I'm glad to say
Long-tailed Tit - brief views of 1 or 2 birds near the bowling green
Carrion Crow - several birds, including evidence of nest-building
Dunnock - a couple seen by Lois
Pied Wagtail - flight call heard and 1 had been seen earlier by Lois
Sunday, 8 March 2015
|Female Blackbird with nesting material|
St Andrews Park produced a male Blackcap, half a dozen Redwings, a Mistle Thrush and several Starlings. There was frogspawn on the pond and Crocuses in flower nearby.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
At the station there was a Long-tailed Tit and 7 Starlings of note.