Wednesday, 9 May 2012

cordwood birds

Recording the wildlife at Cordwood is my idea of fun! And I hope that my records will tell me an interesting story as seasons and years go by and our work to improve the site for wildlife takes effect.

I have sited fifteen nestboxes this year and will report on their success next month. Here's a sneeky peek of the contents of a nestbox sited in our Woodland Garden. The Great Tit (Parus major) has used horsehair collected from the animals next door as its nest material.

Here are my records of birds on site in April....

Species Site First date Last date Max count Notes



Red Legged Partridge Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Present throughout



Common Pheasant Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Two males displaying - in territories corresponding with  'Waxwings' and 'Goldcrest' boundaries



Eurasian Sparrowhawk Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood 19/04/12
1 Female overhead



Common Kestrel Lamins Lane 20/04/12
1




Northern Lapwing Fields, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Stock Dove Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Calling throughout




Keepers Cottage, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

3 Beneath feeders



Wood Pigeon Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Collared Dove Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Present throughout



Tawny Owl Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Throughout Calling from Crimea Plantation.



Green Woodpecker Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Present throughout



Greater Spotted Woodpecker Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Present throughout



Sky Lark Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Present throughout




Lamins Lane, Bestwood 22/02/12
2




Pied Wagtail Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood 28/04/12
2 Attracted to concrete piles.



Wren Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

5 Present throughout. Singing males in five territories.



Dunnock Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Present throughout. Singing males in two territories.



Robin Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

6 Present throughout.





30/04/12

Singing males in six territories. Fledged young from teapot nest in privet hedge and bracken stack in Vegetable garden.



Blackbird Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

3 Present throughout. 3 males fighting.



Song Thrush Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1




Mistle Thrush Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

1 Male singing throughout



Blackcap Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2




Garden Warbler Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood
29/04/2012 1 Male singing.



Common Chiffchaff Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

max 2 Calling throughout



Willow Warbler Former tarmac Quarry, Off Lamins lane, bestwood 19/04/12
2 Singing



Goldcrest Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Present throughout - Woodland Garden (Scots Pine) and Cedar Walk



Coal Tit Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Present throughout



Blue Tit Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout. Nest box records will follow.



Great Tit Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout. Nest box records will follow.



European Nuthatch Crimea Plantation, Bestwood


Present throughout and calling from valley area.



Eurasian Jay Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Magpie Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Carrion Crow Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Common Starling Lamins Lane, Beswood

1 Present throughout



House Sparrow Killarney Park, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Tree Sparrow Keepers Cottage, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout




Lamins Lane, Bestwood


In hedgerow.



Common Chaffinch Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

4 Calling from beginning of month.Especially in 'Waxwings' area.




Lamins Lane, Beswood


In hedgerow.



Greenfinch Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood

2 Pair recorded from middle of month.



Goldfinch Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout



Linnet Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood 20/04/12
2 Flying overhead



Common Bullfinch Cordwood, Lamins Lane, Bestwood


Present throughout




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