Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Bunkers Hill Wood.... 17/01/2010

The afternoon was a decent one albeit a cold one, a walk up Bunkers Hill Wood was to be the venue today. Not a complete walk of the perimeter of the wood today as the day was almost half gone. The easier route was taken, the steep hill not being as steep along todays chosen side of the wood. Found amongst the Pines and Oaks were 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 3 Treecreepers. The GSW's flew together so maybe a pair. The flock of Yellowhammers seen on the last visit (31st Dec 2009) were still around. Lovely to see them in high numbers and I am sure their numbers had increased though it is hard to count them as they flew off several times in differing size flocks. A flock of 15+ Chaffinch were later spotted though with the fading light it was difficult to pick out if there were Brambling amongst them. A Buzzard being mobbed by two Carrion Crows, Magpies and Long-tailed Tits were the other highlights today. Surprisingly quiet of birds really today. I dropped seed in many places along the walk. The ground was still frozen solid in places and small patches of snow could be seen in areas that were sheltered from the sun, though the sun hasn't shone much of late.

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