Thursday, 31 March 2016
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Monday, 28 March 2016
This morning a male Blackcap was on the feeders along with a few House Sparrows. I also had a glimpse of a possible Bullfinch, but can't be sure. Will keep watching and report back...
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Elsewhere, a Jay at Fairlawn Road, a singing Coal Tit at the top of St Andrews Road and a Sparrowhawk zoomed through the station, causing mayhem among the small birds.
Nice collection of Spanish Bluebells and Daffodils near Hurlingham Road.
|Daffodil and Bluebells|
Friday, 25 March 2016
A Brimstone butterfly, my first of the year, was flitting around the disused platform at the station this morning and a Buff-tailed Bumblebee Queen was buzzing around the top of St Andrews Road. Spring has definitely sprung!
Yesterday 2 Jackdaws flew over the station and Long-tailed Tits were heard calling.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
A Wren popping in and out of a hole in the wall at Montpelier Station this morning strongly suggests nesting - will try to get a photo in next couple of days. Also a Magpie carrying sticks nearby.
Nothing much at Montpelier Park other than Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Woodpigeon and 2 Collared Doves.
A report of last Sunday's bird walk in St Andrews Park here.
Monday, 21 March 2016
|Muntjac - photo by Tatyana via Facebook|
On the same day Harry found a dead Common Shrew in St Werburghs Park, possibly killed by a cat - another unusual record.
|Shrew photo by Harry via Facebook|
Saturday, 12 March 2016
|Another Green Shieldbug|
At the station there were 2 Blackcaps singing plus Dunnock, Robin, Chaffinch and Great Tit.
A Coal Tit was singing in Richmond Road,
Friday, 11 March 2016
Along Fairlawn Road Great and Blue Tits were in evidence, and my first hoverfly of the year was sat on a dandelion - a Melanostoma sp. (probably M. scalare). Spanish Bluebells were coming into flower at the top of St Andrews Road.
Saturday, 5 March 2016
|Probable Lecidella elaeochroma|
St Andrews Park produced several Starlings, a Pied Wagtail, a Herring Gull, a singing Greenfinch and several Goldfinches.
A male Blackcap showed well at the station along with 5 or so House Sparrows and a Great Tit.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
A Badger emerged briefly as I waited for my train this morning at around 9 o'clock. Too quick for a photo though. Nearby a Blackcap was singing, 3 Chaffinches flew over and 2 Starlings were hanging around near the feeders.