Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wed/Thurs 21st and 22nd December

Spent a couple more days in Putnoe Wood. The days couldn't have been more different, weather wise, with overcast and drizzle on Wednesday and clear and sunny on Thursday. There were a few more species to add to the list of birds seen and heard:

Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Chaffinch
Carrion Crow
Blackbird
Redwing
Magpie
Bullfinch

Black-headed and Common Gulls were seen on the football pitches by the wood.

The Woodpeckers were particularly active on the Thursday with several GSW drumming all day and lots of squabbles over territory. The Greens put in an appearance right by us at lunch time. In fact the good weather  seemed to bring out the birds, with much more activity throughout the day in general.

Grey Squirrels are also doing very well, I don't think I have seen so many concentrated in one area before, and that's saying something!

There were also quite a few fungi about including this nice little group:


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