Tuesday, 12 April 2011

April brings Migrants and breeding birds

On Sunday the 3rd six blackcaps were at Maple Lodge and a Little Owl was at Woodoaks farm.The following day it was 8 Blackcaps and 3 Common snipe,on the 6th a Wheatear obliged at Woodoaks farm.At Stockers on the 8th with Lewis 7 Common Tern and a male Wheatear on Stockers farm.
Three venues produced good birds ie Croxley Moor the Withey Beds and Stockers again.

Three Whitethroat along the Gade in the scub skulking were difficult,a Cuckoo heard in adjacent Croxley Woods,finally the icing on the cake a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker excavating a nest in an Alder along the River Colne.

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