This morning in the garden a couple of Dunnocks were doing a little dance so it looks like they are a-courting.
I did my Avon Winter Bird Survey this morning in the Montpelier, St Andrews and St Pauls 1km square. Results were as follows: Black-headed Gull 3 Herring Gull 15 Feral Pigeon 20 Woodpigeon 18 Collared Dove 5 Magpie 4 Carrion Crow 9 Goldcrest 2 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 4 Coal Tit 2 Long-tailed Tit 2 Wren 2 Starling 6 Blackbird 5 Robin 7 Dunnock 4 House Sparrow 16 Chaffinch 1 Goldfinch 2
A Fox was wandering along the tracks near the tunnel at Montpelier Station this morning. As it was raining I didn't bring my camera so was unable to shoot it. The fox has been photographed by other local people and shared on Facebook in recent days.
A Jackdaw flew over St Andrews Road this morning and a Raven over Picton Street shortly after. Amazingly I see fewer Jackdaws than Ravens over Montpelier these days! Also, a Wolf Spider was basking on an Ivy leaf near the station - my first spider of the year.
A couple of hours on Narroways Nature Reserve this morning produced a Grey Wagtail on the brook and 6 Long-tailed Tits and a Goldcrest in Ash Wood - very quiet, but Blue and Great Tits, Wrens, Dunnocks, Robins and Blackbirds a-plenty.. Lesser Celandines were in flower along the brook at Boiling Wells, plus Male and Hart's Tongue Ferns.