Sunday, 26 September 2010

2nd Black Woodpecker for the patch

Local patch: the highlight this morning was a Black Woodpecker heard calling from the nearby wood ("mourning", monosyllabic calls) at 12.15 am. In the area also: 1-2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (1 calling), Serin, Cirl Bunting (calling), Great Spotted Woodpecker (feeding on a walnut tree). Also the first Robins have started to appear in the gardens, some already singing.