Thursday, 5 April 2012

Spring Woodland Walk

It was a lovely afternoon with not a cloud in the sky, I decided I would make the most of the weather and visit a nearby woodland with a river running through it. Its only about 5 minutes drive from my house and its a little gem.

First birds of the day were 2 Kingfishers which have again nested in the same place. This is 3 years in a row they have nested in this location. A female Sparrowhawk shot through much to the disliking of the local birds, a Grey Wagtail flew up river and a male Blackcap sand his heart out and Chiffchaffs now seem to be all over.  A short way from this location and the male and female Dipper were quite happy in their nest box and clearly sitting on eggs. A quick check at a sight known for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker provided nothing, I was not surprised but still thought it best to try. Visit was not totally in vain as had some views of the regular woodland species with Nuthatch being the highlight.

Near home a Long-eared Owl was sitting out sunning itself, always a treat to see.

Happy Easter to all if I do not post beforehand.

Until next time, Foghorn out!

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