|The battle rages|
Rooks have also taken up the nests on the south side of the main lake again. There are 7 nests but we're not sure if they are all Rook nests as at least one pair of Carrion Crows are hanging around the nests. Will the Rooks be successful this year? We've seen no evidence of success in the last 2 years but they keep coming back.
100 Acre is still the place to be for variety of birds and this morning the Barnacle Geese were back with 100+ on the crop field. There were also a large number of Common Gulls in the field, >200, and another 50+ on the flood water nearby.
A Common Buzzard flew over 100 Acre being harassed by a Carrion Crow and a male Sparrowhawk was also seen. We also had a Common Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk around the Finger Lakes.
So plenty going on in and around the park and plenty still to come in the next few weeks as migration cranks up a notch or 2. Stay tuned.