Monday, 16 April 2012

Migrants arrive, and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers

  • Wheatear and Fieldfares at Baddesley Common
  • Double delight with Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers
Plenty of Migrants in the local area now. Difficult to say exactly when they all dropped in, but the recent rain probably played a major part. Chiff-Chaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps singing in most woods and Baddesley Common had 3 Wheatears and 4 Fieldfares together in one loosely grazed field. Baddesley Common also had the best find for me so far this year.. a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming and calling. This just a day after unbelievably good views of a Male Lesser-Pecker during my BTO survey (this one at a known territory)