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.

Posing MaleSiskin

Redpoll in the alder


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

Feeding Waterail


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.

Singing Wren

Grey wagtail along the stream


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

Stock Dove in the grass

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