Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Ok, computer has just died, so I'm afraid any photos will have to be added later.
Weather:- cloudy with sunny spells and windy.
Woods:- usually birds around, but a male bullfinch displaying well.
Canal:- mallards, moorhen. Greater spotted woodpecker seen briefly, then one heard drumming. Female greenfinch seen with nesting material in beak.
Reservoir:- 45 black-headed gulls, lesser black backed gulls, coots and mallards. Two great-crested grebes also present.
Netherton hill:- carrion crows, magpies and a buzzard soaring over. The big surprise was a red kite flying east. Seems to be the year for surprises, third outing in a row and the unsuspected has been spotted. Just goes to show, doesn't it. There was a male reed bunting at the bottom of the hill, by the cattle bridge. Another first sighting for me.
If I've missed anything, I'll add it on later when computer hopefully feels better. Just wanted to put up a quick post.