Friday, 28 February 2014

Black Park - 26 February 2014

The weather give us another chance to visit, this time to a new area where we had seen a flock of c50 Chaffinches when we left after the previous visit, but it was without much success as apart from some Chaffinches up in the tops no large flock appeared on the ground to feed on the beech mast, A Crossbill flew over as we were setting up and mid morning we came across a pair of Mandarin nest prospecting in a hole about 30 feet up in a beech. Seventeen birds were processed of nine species, with Coal Tit the lead species, with five. Quite a few birds were caught as male/female pairs indicative of pairing up taking place.

Treecreeper - 6

Totals: 17

Woodpigeon - 1
Robin - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Coal Tit -5
Blue Tit - 1
Great Tit - 3
Long-tailed Tit - 1
Nuthatch - 1
Treecreeper - 2