Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Ninesprings Yeovil Country Park 14th/June/2016

While in town today I took a quick look at Ninespring's Nature Reserve in Yeovil Town. A great little secluded bit of fantastic woodland and lakes that is very good for classic resident bird species.
Sightings of note included pair of Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Mandarin Duck (single male....where are all the others??, Normally 10 present!!), Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap around the lake edge scrub. Up in the oak woods 2 pairs of nesting Great spotted Woodpecker, several Siskin, Marsh Tit ( My 2nd site record) and plenty of the usual woodland species.

After returning from town a quick look around the patch revealed little of interest but great to see recently fledged Wren's in the garden and the Green Woodpecker down on the garden lawn. Though still eluding me and the camera!!!

1 comment:

  1. Well done on the garden warbler, usually an autumn species in Yeovil from what I can tell. Most of the Mandarins only overwinter on Ninesprings Lake and seem to stretch their wings during the spring months. Presumably some nest at Sutton Bingham?