Friday, 23 January 2015


5°C, no wind, mostly overcast and dull, pressure 1006 hPa

Great to have the Black Woody back and performing well. Excellent views today of him drumming. Noticed that he was using short stubs of wood on the main trunk to  drum out his message, each stump having a different tone. The drumming wasn't particularly loud but more prolonged than the other species here. I was fascinated by the wonderful tone and resonance that obtained by what looked like a short dead branch on a live main  trunk.
Good to see Mistle Thrush which is scarce here with just a few sightings last year

Liplje - circuit 1 8:30-10:15

Black Woodpecker singing & drumming
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
6 Nuthatch probably 3 pairs
2 Eurasian Treecreeper
2 Buzzard
6 Feral Pigeon
Hooded Crow
2 Magpie
11 Jay 7 feeding together
4 Marsh tit
12+ Great tit
6+ Blue tit
2 Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
11 Yellowhammer
2 Cirl Bunting
2 Chaffinch
2 Goldfinch
2 Tree Sparrow 

2 Roe Dear doe & buck
First daisies and speedwell's in flower yesterday and green hellebore today.
First honey bees on hazel catkins yesterday.

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