Friday, 17 June 2016

Patch and Garden Sightings

Despite the thundery and wet weather today a good walk around the patch produced some nice birds and some great breeding evidence of some scarcer species.
Highlight of the walk was a very unseasonal summer plumaged Golden Plover in the field by the river which flew off calling after a few minutes.

Also on the patch Stock Dove's nesting, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler and 6 Chiffchaff were most abundant.

Back at the garden a male Garden Warbler showed well for most of the afternoon frequenting the dense scrub. Great spotted Woodpecker with fledged young at the feeders. Bullfinch, Siskin and Goldfinch all making an appearance in the garden this evening which are unusual for June.

Mammal sightings recently showed up 3 Badgers along the road by the garden few nights ago!! Evidence of recent Fox activity in the garden from several scats reveal a Fox is using the garden on a regular basis, probably making most of the abundant numbers of Rabbit's and Pheasants about.

Otherwise quite productive today on the patch. Hoping for something out of the ordinary turn up next week if weather improves. June 2015 was particularly good for Spotted Flycatcher on the patch which seem to down in numbers this year with no nesting evidence seen so far. Will keep this up to date and monitor any nesting behaviour over the coming weeks.

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