Saturday, 24 December 2011

Tylers Common & Wood - Xmas Eve

Arriving at the Wood car park at 8am, it was slighlty chilly up on the hill with clear skies and little wind.

Heading down hill between the bridel way and the left plantation numerous Tits, Blue & Great - still no sign of any Coal tits. A Grey Heron flew over.

At the bottom of the plantation looking over the valley a Great Spotted Woodpecker also over. In the Hawthorn i saw what i initially thought was one of the many Redwing but it was my first Fieldfare of the winter period.

courtesy of www.birdsofbritain.co.uk
No Pied Wagtails in the lower paddock but plenty of Magpie & Carrion Crow along with a group of Common Gull x8.

Up the bridel path connecting Wood with Common and good numbers of Redwing, easily c40 in the valley to the left and close in the trees to the right. Chaffinch, Robin & Pheasant also present.

Nothing in the upper paddock.

Onto the Common and another Grey Heron, this time standing on a pathway. Not the same bird as the other headed off in the other direction and i watched it for some time time, although i suppose it could have circled back.

A group of Canada Goose x7 headed low over the common, very low, they were about 8 foot of the ground.

x7 over the common today

The pond was unusually busy with a large tit flock that this timed contained Coal Tits x2. Two more Great Spotted Woodpecker flew in different directions and a Green Woodpecker was in the trees edging the coomon and road. Plenty of Wren by the pond.

Patch list increased by 4 with a nice mornings walk


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