Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday 13th April

Another nice bright but cold start this morning. Out at 6.20am until 9.30.


2 Nightingale today, one near the Brook House entrance and one still by the stile near the east scrub. Also the Whitethroat that I saw on Tuesday was refound in the same area - I managed a quick snap but it was very mobile. Other birds of note were 19 Blackcap, 12 Cettis, 11 Willow Warbler, 2 Sparrowhawk, a pair of Reed Bunting, 3 Green Woodpecker and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker.


Also 1 Grass Snake, 1 Slow Worm, 4 Newt Efts (not sure what species they are) and 3 Water Vole, including a 'new' one at the end of the Millstream near the entrance to Brooklands Lake car park.


2 of 4 Newt Efts seen today


At 6:43 pm, Blogger Warren Baker said...

Good weather for Newts steve, not sure the poor old slow worm thinks its so great! Nice shots.

At 7:39 pm, Blogger Kingsdowner said...

Great set of posts this week, with good photos and interesting news of the progress of spring.
I must visit New Hythe again soon.

At 9:19 pm, Blogger Mike - Fenphotography said...

Nice shots Steve, the blackcap looks great.

At 11:52 am, Blogger Simon said...

Great photos Steve.

At 2:26 pm, Blogger Kate said...

Good to hear these water vole sightings. I haven't seen one at the Staggs Brook for two weeks now. Your voles keep me going!


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