Sightings 31 Jan

Posted by Ian

AWOL in the morning and as usual in the afternoon bird sightings were down.

But there was a female/young grey seal (I’m not an expert) however following the tide up on the sand by Scarth in the afternoon.

Nice to see

Sightings and Bird Count

Hi, Fishing pond- 2swans Long Pond- 4M-2F tufted ducks, white mallard with other mallards, 20+ teal
North feeder-2M-1F bullfinch, 2 great tits,3 blue tits,1 coal tit,1 dunnock,3 robins, 9 greenfinch,3 goldfinch
5 chaffinch,2M-2F blackbirds, 3m-1F reed buntings……oh and also saw and spoke with Steve Benn
on a rare trip to the reserve!…
From the ‘Bramble Chopper’

Daily Bird Count at North Feeder

Hi, count taken at 0830 hrs, 2M – 1F Bullfinch,3 Great Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 1 Coal Tits, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Robins,

2M – 2F Blackbirds, 4M – 1F Reed Buntings, 9 Greenfinch, 2 Hedgesparrows (Dunnock)

Greater spotted woodpecker did a fly past,

by The Bramble Chopper


Hi Ian, yes it must be a greater spotted woodpecker due to the undulating flight also saw a little egret on salt marsh,

hey ho site is coming on a credit to all concerned…well done !!

Bob aka ‘Bramble Chopper’

Daily Bird Count

Posted by Ian

Good info Bob, never seen a lesser Spotted Pecker,difficult to see being the same size as a great tit

Bird count

Hi all, Bird count at North Feeder this morning :- 2 M- 2F Bullfinch, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit,1 Coal Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 5M -2F Reed Buntings
3M-2F Black Birds, 3 Robin,2 Hedge Sparrows(Dunnocks),17 Greenfinch,3 Goldfinch and 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flying by feeders,

From The ‘Bramble Chopper’