Friday, 1 April 2011
There were 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming and calling (1 seen near the cha cha cafe) and 1 (possibly 2) Nuthatches were also calling. At the WGSB the was 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull which flew over the main building around midday, unusually there were no Black-headed Gulls at all around the area, possibly due to the movements towards the coast and inland lakes for breeding. On the 500 bus journey back to KL (near Hunton Bridge) a huge flock of Pigeons (probably a mixed flock of Wood/Feral and Stock Doves) flew over the church, there were at least 100 but there must have been more behind the church (unfortunately I wasn't able to ID any as they were too distant). I also observed a pair of Blue Tits copulate in front of the nest box that I put up in the tree outside my window for about 2.5 seconds, (around 3:45).