January 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB's  annual Big Garden Birdwatch happened this weekend and I chose St Andrews Park to do mine this morning. Highlights included a couple of male Blackcaps feeding on cotoneaster berries at the bowling club, 3 Mistle Thrushes and this Redwing. Near the pond 3 Robins were seen together - an unusual sight for this normally aggressive species - although one of them was doing a curious display (presumably threat rather than courtship) waving its head around slowly and baring its…

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Added by Des Bowring on January 30, 2011 at 15:45 — 1 Comment

Bird walk 16th Jan 2011

The rain held off and we had a good birdwatching session this morning. As we gathered, we were serenaded by a Mistle Thrush, but I would say the song was atypical for this species, sounding more Blackbird-like than usual. Another highlight was a Blackcap giving its 'tack' alarm call but I don't think any of us were able to see it among the dense vegetation near the bowls club. The full list is as follows:

 

Chaffinch - one or two feeding in the…

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Added by Des Bowring on January 16, 2011 at 16:25 — No Comments

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