on the military road

Windy Visit

Description of sighting

Overcast and windy morning.The weather had a bearing on what was visible,the smaller birds were experiencing some difficulties in perching and while there was a reasonable ammount of birdsong,sightings were either singles or small groups of 2 or 3.The largest group today were the Linnets.The usual larger birds were in reasonable numbers.There were good views of the White Park cattle now on the Down for the Summer grazing and the resident goats were very visible. A male Stonechat in full colour was a good sight.The Peregrines were having to work hard in the strong winds

Date of sighting

2010 Jun 10

Time of day

Between 10 & 12.30

Birds Seen

carrion crow
chaffinch
goldfinch
greenfinch
house martin
jackdaw
linnet
Magpie
meadow pipit
peregrine
raven
stonechat
swift
willow warbler
woodpigeon

a special sighting

A midweek visit

Description of sighting

Whitethroats were singing in the bushes along the military road,skylarks and ravens were airborn,the wheatears were feeding on the grass and stonechats were on the top of the bushes.Greenfinches were in the scrub and the wood warbler was very visible near the resevoir
 
 

Date of sighting

2008 May 6

Time of day

morning

Birds Seen

wood warbler
whitethroat
wheatear
stonechat
skylark
shelduck
raven
kestrel
greenfinch
goldfinch
canada goose

a special sighting
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