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Wildwatch: 27th June 2012 – Three seasons in one

Weather: heavy cloud breaking to give bright spells; warm and humid. Observers: Hannah, Ian2, Kaj, Linda, Kaye In theory it’s mid-summer: the trees are a more uniform green, the grass grows tall, wild flowers flourish, resident birds gradually fall silent. On the other hand, a resolute Greenfinch, a couple of Song Thrushes and several Wrens […]

Posted 28 June 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, goatsbeard, goldcrest, Song Thrush, stitchwort

Wildwatch: 2 May 2012 – Blackcaps 4, Kingfishers 0!

Weather: Sunny intervals, light, cool breeze, warmer through morning Observers: Carrie, Ian, Linda, Lindsay, Kaj, Kaye Nice to feel the sun on our faces! Despite the heavy rain and flooding over the past week, the reserve has dried out nicely. Last Friday, Tang Hall Beck was about 50 feet wide and even the culvert was […]

Posted 3 May 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, fledgling, sparrowhawk, wren

Wildwatch: 25th April 2012 – It might have been a Blackcap

Weather: Overcast, turning to rain. Strengthening wind. Chilly. Observers: Janetta, Lindsay, Philip, Vicky, Kaye The forecast rain luckily held off until the end of the morning. Tang Hall Beck, which was almost at flood level on Saturday, had dropped considerably but was still higher than usual and running fast between very muddy banks. The paths […]

Posted 27 April 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, Bullfinch, Bumblebee, Chiffchaff, Comfrey, cowslip, Hawthorn, Shield Bug

Wildwatch: 5th October – First winter tit flock

Weather: Overcast; fresh, warm SW wind. Observers: Matt, Ian Birds: About 5 Robins were heard around the reserve, suggesting that we can soon start to carry out our plan to map Robin territories. We spent about 45 minutes at the “Kingfisher Culvert” on Tang Hall Beck, where Matt saw his first ever Kingfisher! It was the usual […]

Posted 5 October 2011 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, kingfisher, Wildwatch