Tag Archives: Birds

Pheasants and Hare

A walk around the Reserve this morning  gave us the opportunity to see teal on School Pond and 11 magpie nearby.

But passing Flora field we noticed a pair of hare. After scattering birdseed for the linnets, I noticed a pair of male pheasants fighting it out.

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The hare was too fast for me but I have a poor photo below.

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It is nice to see the activities leading to spring.

 

Nest Boxes

Today, we finished emptying out and surveying all the bird boxes in the Reserve.

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This photo shows eggs from two boxes. The smaller ones from a blue tit and the larger from a great tit.

Bird Feeding Table

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The table had three male reed buntings on yesterday.

Walking round the Reserve further, we spotted 4 greenfinches on the tree behind the Fauna stones. It seems to be where I see the greenfinches most often.

 

Teal and Curlew

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This was one of 15 teal around Alder Pond on the 6th.

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This curlew was in the Hay Meadow yesterday, and a couple of magpies seemed interested in what it was catching!

Overflying lapwings

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Yesterday morning large numbers of lapwings were flying East over the arable field (seen overhead from the Pony wood path).

Other sightings were a buzzard being mobbed by crows over West Field and a lone curlew flying Northwards over the arable field.

The new bird table had blackbird, robin, blue tit and chaffinch on it, and more chaffinches and reed buntings were feeding nearby.