Monday, 11 April 2011
Renhold and The Lodge
Whilst on a family visit to my grandparents who live in Renhold, I went on a dog walk through the fields north of their house. Here I heard 2 Green Woodpeckers (only 1 seen briefly flying away), 1 Chiffchaff and most surprising sight was 1 Swallow which flew over the house in a direct southerly direction? Later in the day we made a visit to The Lodge, which has a unique habitat of heather and pine woodland that is capable of attracting some rare birdlife and reptiles. However our visit was only short and we only heard 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tits (in the woods leading to the hide). From the hide we saw more including 2 Stock Doves, 1 Pheasant, 1 Red-legged Partridge and 3 Jays. Plenty of common woodland birds also visited the feeders including 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.