Robin - just 1 or 2 seen and heard
Blue Tit - a few heard and seen
Great Tit - 3 or 4 chiming away and seen feeding
Coal Tit - 1 seen visiting a garden feeder and then entering a nest cavity in a house opposite the park. Luckily, a member of our group lives in he house in question so the bird's protection is assured!
Carrion Crow - rather thin on the ground today
Magpie - just a couple seen
Woodpigeon - a few
Feral Pigeon - a few flying around
Dunnock - 1 heard singing near the pond
Blackbird - several seen and heard
Mistle Thrush - 2 birds at least seen, although the nest found by Simon recently appeared to be abandoned
Lesser Black-backed Gull - a few drifting overhead. Distant views of 2 Herring Gulls failed to qualify for inclusion in this list
Chaffinch - at least 1 singing and 1 or 2 seen
Goldfinch - several birds
Greenfinch - several birds singing
Wren - 1 or 2 heard singing
House Sparrow - several seen near the pond and also observed collecting nesting material from a mysterious grassy structure halfway up a tree near the café!
Collared Dove - 1 observed by at least 1 member of the group.
Earlier, I did my first BTO Breeding Bird Survey of the year around Montpelier, St Pauls and St Andrews. The best birds were a Grey Wagtail in Milverton Gardens and several Blackcaps. The full list is as follows:
Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
Herring Gull 4
Feral Pigeon 68
Collared Dove 6
Carrion Crow 6
Blue Tit 10
Great Tit 1
House Sparrow 24
Grey Wagtail 1
Two other items - a Goldfinch was in the garden this morning and a Common Buzzard drifted over the top of St Andrews Road.
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