Sunday, 15 November 2009

16 April 2003 - Listing from round the house

This was our first visit to the house after purchase... hence the single day [we were too busy getting used to the area and measuring up, making wild plans, etc.]

Birds seen:

  • Kestrel
  • Buzzard
  • Hen Harrier [although now we think these records may actually be the Montagues - we tend to see Hen Harriers over by Barrou and along the Claise valley]

  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit

LBJs: [Little Brown Jobs]
  • Linnet
  • Chaffinch
  • House Sparrow

MIJs: [More Interesting Jobs]
  • Black Redstart  >>>
  • White Wagtail
  • Whinchat
  • Stonechat
  • Goldfinch
  • Green Woodpecker [or Grey?]
  • Blackbird
  • Starling
  • Robin
  • Wren
  • Swallow
  • House Martin [don't know where these are nesting... not at ours... although they are often in large number with the swallows]
BJs [Big Jobs]
  • Jay
  • Carrion Crow
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Collared Dove
  • Mallard

Birds heard:
  • Nightingale 
  • Turtle Dove

19/12/2009    New material added from the Nature Diary in the house:

17 May 2003
  • Stone Curlews nesting in the field opposite.  
  • Montagu's Harrier quartering the field when M.Sallais was turning the hay.

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