Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday 12th January

A visit between 9.15 and 10.45 this morning - lovely crisp bright morning.

Best sightings this morning were a noisy pair of Kingfisher on the Millstream Lake. I watched them for 20 minutes or so as they called and chased each other, then sat side by side on a low branch rubbing their beaks together pair bonding. One then dived repeatedly into the water from a branch no more than a foot from the surface.

Over towards Abbey mead there were good numbers of redwing feeding on the ground in the east scrub. 6+ Bullfinch called along the paths. A black rabbit darted along the path close the railway. Around Brooklands which didn't hold anything too unusual and along the Millstream where a pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker were chasing each other high in the tree tops.


A little later I photographed a pair of Goldeneye on the trout lake (Little Lunsford Lake on the map) next to Alders Lake off of Lundsford Lane.

Pair of Goldeneye


At 12:11 am, Blogger Simon said...

Some great photos Steve.

At 12:56 am, Blogger Tony Morris said...

Hi Steve, have they started displaying yet? wintering birds often start very early and their display is great, the male throws his head back and makes a strange noise!


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