Monday, 25 March 2013

A little sunshine...

Hi

Something of a partial thaw today in reasonably warm sunshine, but the wind strength has increased and it is freezing again now.

A short but busy ringing session was completed at Sunderland Wood today, most of the birds being common tits, but 2 new Nuthatches and 2 new Great Spotted Woodpeckers were most welcome.  Other birds noted in and around this ash-dominated wood on the Kelmarsh Estate included a Siskin and a Raven.

Two Woodcock and a Siskin were at Scotland Wood this afternoon and Kelmarsh Hall continued to attract 'winter finches'.

The best birds in the garden at Hanging Houghton included a Tree Sparrow, a Brambling and several Fieldfares and the two Mistle Thrushes again, plus small numbers of Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers.

Regards

Neil M
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