Sunday, 11 March 2012

Black Park - 11 March 2012

It was decided to give Black Park a visit, just to see whether the Redpoll were still amenable. As it turned out, most were not. We only managed 4 new and a re-trapped bird that had been processed in our garden on Feb 11. 

 Lesser Redpoll - 5 female

While there we were treated to views of Buzzard (2), Red Kite, Woodcock (3) and Crossbill (5+).

On returning home we didn’t catch any birds but saw Buzzard (3) and Red Kite overhead. I’ve always liked Lottis and having a pair take up residence in a desirable Ceanothus with conveniently sited snack bar have endeared them to me even more as they pluckily drive off any birds that settle too close to their nest. 

Long-tailed Tit nest material collecting

Two Buzzards of three circling above the house

Total catch 4 (1 re-trap):

Lesser Redpoll - 4 (1)