Our visit to Daventry Country Park coincided with a return to winter after the previous day of spring sunshine and warmth. To prove that spring was sort of around we saw our first chiffchaff of the year. In the same vein goldeneye and goosander on the reservoir made you realise winter was not yet finished […]
We had an excellent day at Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ and flagship reserve just a couple of miles our side of Coventry. I think some of our group would have been quite content to sit in the café and just watch the birds on the feeders! Well, there were nuthatch, reed bunting and […]
On a murky, damp, miserable morning at East Carlton Park, the best we could come up with at our last meeting was a gang of bullfinch, great-spotted woodpecker, goldcrest and for some of us, marsh tit and nuthatch. Could have been worse I suppose. Nice and warm in the café though!! February’s outing is on […]
Our thanks to Pauline for laying on the mulled wine and food following our walk around the bye ways of Great Bowden. Bird-wise, green woodpecker and goldcrest were the pick of the bunch but otherwise not much to get excited about. However, who would have thought we could have been so entertained by a train […]
There were plenty of Winter visitors on show at Stanwick Lakes – a typical mix of wildfowl with passerines represented by fieldfare and redwing, gorging on the abundant supply of berries. A great spotted woodpecker is always an attraction, a pair of them doubly so! Our next outing is on the 15th December. Bruce White.
After our September visit to Frampton Marsh anywhere we went in October was likely to be pretty ‘run of the mill’. But not so, Sywell Country Park came up trumps with a very obliging female Stonechat, a small flock of Golden Plover, a 50-60 flock of Linnets, Goldcrests viewable at eyesight level, a pair of […]
According to the BBC weather reports for our September outing, the mist/fog should all have dissipated by 9.30. Pah! We all arrived just after 10am at the RSPB’s Frampton Marsh reserve on the Lincolnshire side of the Wash still gloomy in the mist. A good hour later the mist finally lifted to leave the rest […]
Still a few warblers around last month at Cossington Meadows, namely whitethroat, willow warbler and reed warbler. There were three green sandpipers on Upper Marsh pool, otherwise nothing of particular note. Having said that, I’ve never seen cormorants sitting on telegraph wires before! Weather permitting, September’s trip will be an all-day one to Frampton Marsh […]
Amongst butterflies seen when we visited Watermead Country Park were Large and Small Skippers, Red Admiral and Gatekeeper; dragon/damselflies included Banded Demoiselle, Four-spotted and Broad-bodied Chasers, Brown Hawkers and Emperors. Ooh, we also saw lots of birds! A red kite was being mobbed by not just a couple of crows/jackdaws but a whole flock of […]
There was no doubt about June’s highlight for everyone at Titchmarsh – a cuckoo! There was the usual (for this time of year) supporting cast of sedge, reed, willow, garden and cetti’s warblers, chiffchaff, whitethroat and blackcap. July’s outing is on the 21st, contact me for details. Bruce White.