Monday, 4 July 2011

Little Owl plus nest and two Juneviles Croxley Moor

After finding the little owls nest at Croxley common Moor the last two months have been brilliant seeing the pair hunting for worms etc .

One lucky night I heard the young calling from inside the dead tree to the far right of the moor after closer observation I saw the adults flying in and out with food for the young

After most week day nights taking the dog for a walk at dusk the young would be always calling about 9.00pm onwards great views for three weeks

Last week 3 Junivles fleged the nest great views


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Friday 22nd April Stockers lake

8.00am walk around Stocker Lake

Nice View of a Female kestrel sitting in the Owl Box left hand side of the lake

1 x Sedge Warbler showing really well at the top of the bush
6 x Reed Warbler
1 x Male Red Crested Pochard

Croxley Common Moor Thursday 21st April

Nice clear Evening with lots on the move

2 x Male Cuckoo's showing well sitting low on the bank by the river
1 x Male Kestrel hunting over the Moor
1 x Grasshopper Warbler reeling in low dense brush half way across the Moor

Also was nice to bump in Sharpy for a update Good luck in Norfolk this weekend keep me updated

Wednesday 20th April The Withey Beds

A quick walk round the Withey Beds from 7.00pm and saw the following

1 Male Pheasant showing well on the path by the bridge
1 Male Kestrel sitting in the large tree near Entrance (Great view)
1 Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flew in from railway track to dead trees on the left

Monday, 11 April 2011

Croxley Common Moor Monday 11th April

Rushed home from work to venture out to see the following on a clear nice evening on my local patch

6 Green Woodpeckers
1 Cuckoo Male calling far end near railway tracker ( 1st of the year )
2 Pheasant in the middle of the moor
4 White Throats
1 Reed Warbler (1st of the year far end in reeds bed )
1 Kestrel ( on top of the pylon) 

Sunday 09th April The Withey Beds

A evening walk around the Withey beds at 7.00pm with my brother tom produced the following

2 White throat
3 Chiff Chaff

After speaking to Sharpy regarding this as a lesser spotted woodpecker hot spot still waiting to see my 1st one lol

Sunday 09th April Wilstone, Startops & Marsworth Reservoir's

Lazy Sunday Afternoon to see Wildlife on a great sunny warm day 

Started off at Wilstone saw the following 

9 Common Tern 
6 Great Crested Grebe 
2 Greylag Geese 

Then onto Startops and Marsworh 
4 Greylag Geese 

1 Red Crested Pochard

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Merchant Taylor's Lake's Tuesday 05th April

Finally the Summer Migrants have arrived in Force

10 Swallows flying low over the 1st lake catching flys on the wing mixed in with House Martins

Numerous ChiffChaff, also heard my 1st Willow Warbler of the year

Spotted an active Green Wood Peckers hole 1st of 2011 also sited was 2 pairs of Grebe's on their nests on lake 2 lots of long tail tits moving around the lake

Then came home to see my 1st hedgehog moving from car to car to go down the alleyway

The withey beds Sunday 03rd April

Good Conditions on another trip to the Withey Beds saw the following :

8 Chiffchaff
2 Green Woodpecker
4 Greater Spotted Woodpecker
2 Nuthatch (pair in dead tree far right corner)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Withey Beds Sunday 27th March

Got to the Withey Beds for 5.00pm

Lots of Woodpecker's drumming on the dead trees along the walk saw the following :

10 Chiffchaff's
6 Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Back On Track at Last The Withey Beds Sunday 19th March

Back in the field again I took a short trip to the Withey in hope of seeing lesser Spotted Woodpeckers might have been to early however Shapey has tipped me off this is the hot spot.

Did get a fantastic view of a tree creeper near the pill box going up the tree and then flying back down stayed for apprx 20 mins

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Stockers Lake Sunday 09th Jan

nice Clear day around Stockers saw the following :

1 Nuthatch at bird table (Tern Hide), 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red Crested Pochard (Male)

Monday, 3 January 2011

The 3 day chase for the waxwing ends in sucess

After chasing the invasion of waxwings around Watford for three days it end up in Chiswell Green just out side St Albans and it was worth the wait as per the pictures 38 Waxwing very lucky