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Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 01-01-2018

Monday 1st January. 2018. 0900am. First visit of the year.
Milder. A still sunny start but clouding over by 1000am.
Barff Lane.
Observed a passage of 26 Great Black Backed Gulls flying south east over the Barff.
 
Barff Birds
A lot of activity from local woodland birds today.
A Coal Tit was singing along with 3 Great Tits and 4 Blue Tits.
Redwing were around the rear of the Left Hand wood.
Other Birds
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Long Tailed Tit, Crow, Magpie, Jay and Wood Pigeon.
Far too many Squirrels seen today!!
 
Derek
 
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 06-01-2018

(01-01-2018, 12:35 PM)DerekCooper Wrote: Monday 1st January. 2018. 0900am. First visit of the year.
Milder. A still sunny start but clouding over by 1000am.
Barff Lane.
Observed a passage of 26 Great Black Backed Gulls flying south east over the Barff.
 
Barff Birds
A lot of activity from local woodland birds today.
A Coal Tit was singing along with 3 Great Tits and 4 Blue Tits.
Redwing were around the rear of the Left Hand wood.
Other Birds
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Long Tailed Tit, Crow, Magpie, Jay and Wood Pigeon.
Far too many Squirrels seen today!!
 
Derek
 
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 06-01-2018

 
Saturday 6th January. 0800am to 130pm. Birdbox maintenance day.
Cold morning. Some sun. Mostly cloudy with a little drizzle at times.
 
Most of today was spent cleaning out and checking on the 60+ birdboxes around the Woods
Quite abit of resident bird activity. Several Blue Tits singing around the wood.
Notable that Nuthatch were calling when I was cleaning out a couple of boxes used by this species last year.
Buzzard flew through the wood near the car park chased by Crows.
Male Kestrel soaring above me in the car park.
Other Birds
Redwing and Redpoll heard calling. Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit flocks, Goldcrest, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker,
Magpie and Wood Pigeon.
Bluebells now emerging everywhere on the woodland floor.
 
Derek
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 08-01-2018

Monday 8th January. 0915am.
Very cold. Roads were like ice on my bike. A sunny crisp winters morning.
A productive morning around the Barff.
Feet were cold but it was a bright day with plenty of ground frost everywhere.
Birds were quite active today.
Highlights
A Buzzard observed around the Reservoir perimeter fence. Three Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit and 1 Coal Tit singing.
Female Sparrowhawk hunting in the Beech Wood. A single Common Gull over the Old Pinewood Clearing.
Several Redwing, 3 Fieldfare and a solitary Mistle Thrush seen. A Skylark over the Barff.
Other Birds
Redpoll, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wren, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Blackbird and Wood Pigeon.
Derek.
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 10-01-2018

Wednesday 10th January. 1.00pm.
A mild day. After a wet morning the rain stopped at midday and it cleared up a little into the afternoon. Wet underfoot around the Barff.
Barff Bird Highlights
A pair of Song Thrush in residence on the Barff Summit. The male weakly singing. Great Tit and Blue Tit singing around the wood along with 1 Dunnock.
Buzzard being mobbed by Crows. A couple of sightings of it around the Perimeter Fence and above the Old Pinewood Clearing.
Male Kestrel on Post near Perimeter Fence. Sparrowhawk also observed in two locations.
3 to 4 Jay around the Taphill area calling loudly.
Up to 5 Bullfinch feeding amongst the Briars near the main car park area. Often see them feeding on dead nettle stalks.
Other Birds
Redpoll, Goldfinch, Robin, Blackbird, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch,Wren and Wood Pigeon.
Derek
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 13-01-2018

Saturday 13th January. 0815 am.
A dull cloudy day with a cold southerly breeze blowing across the Barff.
Barff Birds
A flock of 8 Bullfinch around the Reservoir Perimeter fence.
Green Woodpecker calling briefly. A Great Tit, a Blue Tit and a Coal Tit singing.
Other Birds
Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Wood Pigeon and crow.
Derek
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RE: Barff Bird Observations 2018. - DerekCooper - 20-01-2018

Saturday 20th January. 0815am.
Very cold frosty day. Fairly dull but the weak sun did try to make an appearance occasionally.
A handful of Great Tits and Blue Tits in song around the Barff.
At least 3 Mistle Thrush around Heathland and Bypass trail today.
Other Birds
Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Blackbird,
Magpie, Crow and Wood Pigeon.
Derek.
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