Sunday, 7 March 2010

March 7th 2010

Overnight the temperature dropped to -6c so a cold start to a stunning early sunny spring morning spent enjoying the passerines around the area of Wormleighton Reservoir. As soon as we arrived the garden feeders were very busy with 20 Tree Sparrow, 5 Reed Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Siskin and 2 Marsh Tit among the more commoner visitors and moving on to the reservoir we had Snipe, 5 Tree Sparrow, 10 Reed Bunting, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker drumming, Green Woodpecker but nothing of note on the water.
We then trawled the lanes between here and Southam via Priors Marston finding 27 Mute Swan, 5 Tree Sparrow, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Buzzard and 2 Grey Partridge.
Breakfast at the Long Itchington Diner was timely as every man and his classic car descended on the place then we moved on to Brandon Marsh which had 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, Snipe, Kingfisher, 14 Long-tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk and 3 Buzzards.
A quick look at the Cathiron feeders produced 2 Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit and a single Marsh Tit.


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