Thursday, 27 February 2014
It was very pleasant in the sunshine at Brandon Marsh and even nicer to arrive near the bench at the top of Horsetail Glade to see Redpolls coming down to feed. A single bird looked much paler with an almost frosty appearance. Could it be a Mealy (Common) Redpoll? I would appreciate your comments, thank you.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The woodland was full of activity and song and evidence of nest building. The Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming - always nice to hear and many other species heralded their territories, hoping to attract a mate.
Great Spotted Woodpecker
It was forecast to be a bright, sunny morning and I had not been out very much over the last week so I headed over to Brandon Marsh. I just wanted to enjoy the fresh air and was really pleased that indicators of Spring were around every corner.
Great Crested Grebe
Kingfisher (Distant but my first of the year)
Do you come here often?
Sitting in the Wright Hide at Brandon Marsh, enjoying pleasant sunshine, my attention was drawn to two Oystercatchers (at least four were present). The pair were obviously attracted and soon began to ensure that the future Oystercatcher line would be maintained!
Was it good for you, love?
Friday, 21 February 2014
Black Headed with Common Gull
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
This does not bode well - STWA have handed the management of Stanford Reservoir to the angling club, and not the Wildlife Trust! STWA state "they do not see Stanford Res as a high profile public site and they do not have legal conservation obligations". They cannot continue to fund the wildlife trust to manage the site and have handed over management to the angling club! Effective from April 2014!
Monday, 10 February 2014