Thursday, 29 March 2012

Fields behind the RSSKL (25th March)


Went for a Theo walk behind the RSSKL in the afternoon and within minutes three birds of prey had appeared, including 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard and 1 Red Kite.  The weather was ideal for raptors and soon the sky was full of them with a total of 7 Buzzards circling together over in the Chipperfield direction.
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As well as a further 2 Kestrels and another 2 Red Kites, a very small total of 3 Linnet were of note, followed by 15+ Meadow Pipits, several singing Skylarks and 1 Yellowhammer in the arable fields near Middle Farm and Langley Lodge Farm.  Finally, a Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker were both heard.


I had my first singing Blackcap for the year giving brief bursts of song from a holly hedge just outside my back garden bordering Love Lane.


My family and I ate dinner outside that evening, during which a bat species made a brief appearance and a single Redwing gave a call note on its migration back north.

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