Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rushbeds Wood & Lapland Farm - 14:30 to 15:45

An afternoon walk in light rain. Very wet under foot with ditches and stream full.

Not a great deal to be seen, just relatively common birds. Blackbirds much in evidence with a few Wood Pigeon, Wren, Carrion Crow, Jay and Jackdaw. Various Tit species heard; though, did enjoy watching a party of Long-tailed Tits around the woodland edge of Lapland Farm. Best bird of the walk was a Nuthatch. The bird was fairly low down at the edge of the ride from the car park to the centre of the wood.

I may have seen another more interesting species; though, the view of both specimens too fleeting to be sure - Woodcock! Brown jobs bursting from the wood floor with a fast twisting flight heading deeper into the wood. However, no views that would allow me to be sure of the identification but I have seen at least one in this area before during winter.

In addition to the above, 2+ Muntjac and a Grey Squirrel.

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