Monday, 24 April 2006

Buckle's Wood birdlife

Local RSPB Warden Mark Nowers reports on a walk around Buckle's Wood.

I had a stomp around the field and hedgerow on the 9 April and recorded the following species on or immediately adjacent:

Blue Tit
Wood Pigeon
Buzzard - flew over
Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
Great Tit
Mistle Thrush
Red-legged Partridge

I would expect the hedgerow to hold whitethroat and possibly lesser whitethroat (both migrants that winter in Africa and are arriving about now) where it is thicker. If it can be left to thicken up and not cut annually then that would really help birds, bugs the lot.

Click on the names of the birds for more information from the RSPB.

Photograph of a starling (c) M Nelson 2006

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