Bird Survey - 7'th March 2010

We surveyed the area as previously. That is taking in birds seen or heard up to the top of the surrounding

banks and to the stepping stones at the northern end.

Birds flying over were not included, unless clearly using the area.

Weather conditions:

Still, sunny, temperature 0 degrees centigrade when

we started at 8.40am (ended 9.40am)

Birds present in alphabetical order:

Blackbird

Chaffinch

Crow, Carrion

Duck, Tufted

Dunnock

Goldfinch

Greenfinch

Gull Black-headed

Magpie

Mallard

Moorhen

Robin

Thrush, Song

Tit, Blue

Tit, Great

Tit, Long-tailed

Woodpigeon

Wren

Comments:

Good numbers of Greenfinch present today.

Song Thrushes were feeding on Ivy berries.

A dog walker mentioned having seen a Kingfisher flying along the length of the lake on several occasions since October.

Kingfisher was absent from the list today. Clearing bank side vegetation could discourage this species.

We are interested to know why Acer Campestre was planted beside the channel, as normally native plants are used on reserves.