The first bird walk of 2010 was excellent with both signs of spring and reminders of winter to entertain us. Birds seen were as follows:

Goldfinch - at least half a dozen showing well as they fed in a birch tree
Chaffinch - including males singing and another having a bath!
Greenfinch
Redwing at least 6, maybe more, feeding on the grass
Blackbird
Mistle Thrush - not seen, but song heard rather distantly
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Starling - lots, very noisy!
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Feral Pigeon
Magpie
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Carrion Crow - including one gathering nesting material
Sparrowhawk - a confiding male was seen sat in a tree near the play area after the meeting ended. Simon and I wondered if it was injured but it flew well so it must have been OK

Thanks to all who attended.



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Comment by Des Bowring on February 25, 2010 at 21:40
Thanks Simon - have updated the list.
Comment by Simon Randolph on February 25, 2010 at 20:02
...and I think we forgot Magpie?

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