Thursday, 18 March 2010

Marsh Harrier and woodpeckers

The first primrose of the year!

Local patch: this early afternoon a female MARSH HARRIER was soaring above the patch and then headed east. In the same "air-area" also two Buzzard. In the morning four Tree Sparrows flew overhead and yesterday in the afternoon a flock of 52 Wigeons was present on the sea.

Then late in the afternoon I headed to the Karst to "Picus-land" (broadleaved wood) where: a pair of Nuthatches was building the inside of their nest (see the shots below), a male Black Woodpecker was calling and showing quite well and a nice Tawny Owl just leaved its hollow tree-trunk roost. Also some Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Hawfinches singing, some Coal Tits, a few Goldfinches and a female Green Woodpecker.

Around Bazovica/Basovizza (TS) also two singing Yellowhammers, some Woodlarks and one Mistle Thrush singing.

The male Black Woodpecker:

Nuthatch building the nest: