27 February 2015

Ashton Keynes:  Garden sightings.  Little Egret over.   The first Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself on heather, a Honey Bee on Snowdrops and a Bumblebee banging against the French window this afternoon.  Common Frogs have reappeared in our garden pond this week for the first time. 6 during the evening of 25th, followed by 40+ being very active in the sunshine on 26th.       John Grearson

Brown Hare at Upper Waterhay, a species I have not recorded there before.  Also present 7 Long-tailed Tits, a Bullfinch and a Redwing.    John Grearson

A single Common Gull on CWP59.     John Grearson

Lower Moor.  2000 Black-headed Gull, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Green Woodpecker, 6 Jackdaw. 6 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Mallard, 7 Mute Swan, 62 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Rook, 2
Treecreeper, 2 Blackbird, 32 Carrion Crow, 9 Coot, 24 Great Tit, 8 Grey Heron, Linnet, 12
Magpie, 2 Meadow Pipit. 2 Nuthatch, 9 Robin, 2 Starling     Bob Markham

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