Sunday, 5 February 2017

" screch y coed,"

Species number 18:  The Jay

" screch y coed," The screamer of the woods

Otter spraint was also discovered alongside the stream, which was quite a surprise because as far as I know there are only invertebrates in the stream and it can become quite shallow in the summer.

 Otter Spraint, oily, not an unpleasant smell.

The Otter spraint is located in the opening under the tree on the left.

But if an Otter can live in this habitat then maybe a Dipper could!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Species 17 to start 2017


The first bird of 2017 was a Redwing, followed by species number 17 ringed at this site, the Starling.

 Also ringed on this day, were 3 Chaffinches, a Great tit and a Blue tit.


Another two Robins, taking me up to 15 Robins at this site.

This session mainly consisted of retraps:

8 Great tit
3 Blue tit
And these 2 lovely Coal tits