Friday, 18 March 2011

Cassio. Park and the fields behing RSSKL

On my morning walk through Cassiobury Park I heard 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green woodpecker and 1 Nuthatch.  On the bus journey back from Watford c.3:45 I saw a flock c.10 Waxwing like birds perched in the trees up Langley Hill, the views I had were very distant but they had chubby bellies and were perched precariously at the end of the branches (Waxwing like behavior),  I've seen them in Kings Langley 2 possibley 3 times so maybe it could have been them, anyway they were too far away to tell exactly what they were so they'll have to remain anonymous.  Behind the RSSKL there were 2 Red Kites, 1♂ Pheasant3 Mallard (2♂,1♀), 1♂ Kestrel.  Unfortunatly the effect of intensive farming has resulted in an unproductive monoculture and I very rarely record more than 20 species.

Red Kite over fields near Langley Lodge, distant and bad light but still an amazing bird (a white feather is protruding from the primaries in the right wing, probably a new feather replacement after its gradual molt)
An excellent view of a ♂ Pheasant (its in the middle of the photo left of the pylon) (slight hint of sarcasm)

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