Thursday, 11 March 2010
Local patch: today at lunchtime I had a nice surprise in the patch. While birding from my terrace I spotted 4 FIELDFARES, flying to the east, just above the gardens. They went just straight to the pine wood. This is the first record of this species here. In the surrounding gardens there were also two superb SONG THRUSHES, perching together on low trees and flying around. And this represents the first record of the species in this year (but they are regular on migration). Of interest also a Cirl Bunting singing, a Nuthatch doing the same from some far trees, Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, Green Wood "yaffling" from the nearby wood ect. Today I also discovered a local pair of Collared Doves building their nest (or already breeding) in a low and very thick pine tree. A Common Buzzard soaring the skies as usual + a nice male gibraltarensis Black Redstart.