|Badger gate in Peter's Field.|
March 1st. What an amazing february we had! A false spring. The weather isn't so great now but still warmer than average. I see our badger gate is being used by badgers (I think). I also spotted an otter spraint at the River viewpoint.
|Otter spraint at the River Viewpoint.|
2nd: Newt (great crested?) at Visitor Centre, (Rose) Kingfisher at Cobham Hide,
3rd: First Sand Martin of the year at the quarry (JW); green sandpiper x 2 on
the Heronry Lakes. (MD)also singing
Chiffchaff near Peter's Field. (still there on the 13th); 2 Oystercatchers.
5th: Chiffchaff x 2, green sandpiper x 2, buzzard x 2, sparrowhawk, gadwall x10,
teal x 21, shoveller x 11, wigeon x 90, pochard x 82, goldeneye x14,
tufted duck x 245, g-c grebe x 13, b-h gull x 360, common gull x 14,
linnet x 120, yellowhammer x 13, lapwing, reed bunting x 17, oystercatcher x 2
7th: Treecreeper x 2, great tit, blue tit, robin (pr), reed bunting, g-s woodpecker,
dunnock, tufted duck, shoveller, cormorant, grey heron, white fronted goose (!),
common gull, b-h gull, wood pigeon, magpie, Canada goose, g-c grebe at the
Hayden Hide. Plus muntjac and black squirrel at the Kingfisher Hide.
(WP and WP)
8th: Tree creeper, g-s woodpecker, reed bunting, gt tit, blue tit, l-t tit, heron,
mute swan, tufted duck, cormorant, g-c grebe, teal on Heronry Lakes.
reed bunting at the Visitor Centre .
9th: Pheasant, blue tit, great tit, green woodpecker, gadwall, cormorant, tufted duck,
l-t tit, grey heron, mute swan, g-c grebe, reed bunting, dunnock, collared dove.
(Gill and Addy)