Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Through the winter at the Watercress beds

Near my work the small but nice nature reserve of the watercress beds was quite produtive over the winter period with a healthy flock of Finches mainly Siskin which are heading north now but only had 1 Redpoll over the winter period this year.

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Posing MaleSiskin

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Redpoll in the alder

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Also this year will the cutting of willow trees near our central pond the usually wintering water rail has been alot easily to see.

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Feeding Waterail

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As the winter turns to early spring the wrens start to get more vocally and I had a few sightings of the Little egret and a first for me with a pair of Grey Wagtails seen in the stream rather than just fly over.

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Singing Wren

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Grey wagtail along the stream

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And finally one of the Stock Doves near the new feeder area where I had had 3 Sparrowhawks fly over in February calling.

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Stock Dove in the grass




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