A very pleasant sunday walk, nice weather and a few good sightings along the way, I really
|Feeding Station A Watnall Wood|
expected to see butterflies of some sort today, but not a one.
Several Brown Hares in the fields and a Wood Mouse under the feeders in Watnall Wood, apparently this little chap is a regular at these feeders.
Two Goshawk were soaring above the forest at some distance but seen clearly through my little Minox ‘scope, I was sure of the sighting but phoned a friend on a point of ID and later consulted the Raptor watchers oracle to confirm, all salient points covered I was happy !
The reservoir itself threw a a few wildfowl like, Teal, Gadwall amd Pochard, plus a single Wigeon.
More hares and a Tawny Owl on the steady stroll home-ward rounded of my day nicely.
Bennerley. Grey Wagtail, Watnall Wood. 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrow Hawk [m.] Nuthatch, 90 Jackdaw, Plus. Wood Mouse. Moorgreen Woods. 2 Goshawk [m. f. spoaring] Buzzard, 2 Red-legged Partridge 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Sky Lark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush Plus. 3 Brown Hare. Moorgreen Reservoir. 2 Teal, Pochard, Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 9 Great Crested Grebe. Greasley. Tawny Owl. Plus. 2 Brown Hare.