Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Bright and blustery Tuesday!


My morning tramp through the woods on the Kelmarsh Estate didn't provide a great deal of avian excitement this morning, but the muddy conditions allowed me to locate plenty of slots from both Muntjac and Roe Deer. It seems like they have hardly stopped all winter, but the Great Tits were in particular good song, the winter sunshine stimulating them to sing their regular 'teacher teacher' song among others. A singing Grey Wagtail was proclaiming it's territory at Kelmarsh Hall and at least one male Brambling was in the garden again this morning.

Eleanor's wander in to the Brampton Valley and up to Blueberry Farm this morning provided views of the adult male Merlin again, a female Peregrine, a Barn Owl and two pairs of Stonechat. The number of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits in the same habitat might be just cause for the Merlin to remain for a little longer yet...


Neil M
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