Monday, 24 January 2011

Brickhills Today

A wander around the Brickhills and Backwood this morning.
Lots of the expected species, like Great-spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests and Treecreeper.Three Redpolls were all of the Lesser variety and a group of 8 Siskins were seen.
 Down at the Backwood Pond, half a dozen Mallard kept the company of a smashing drake Mandarin, also a Moorhen and more surprising a couple of Coot here.

Mandarin ( I know it's not close, but we don't get that many in North Bucks)
  At least 4 Buzzards patrolled the area along with a couple of Sparrowhawks. Best Raptor though was a fantastic male Peregrine that cruised over the edge of the Wood.

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