Wednesday, 11 January 2012

11th January 2012 - Wilton Village Patch

On my lunchtime walk today, I decided to start recording wildlife on a new patch around Wilton village. As I walked up Wilton Lane the bird calls and song filled the air. A tit flock of approximately 30 birds were feeding in the trees along the lane and it included Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tit. A Great-spotted Woodpecker was calling from the top of a large mature tree and as I walked through the village past the Church the first Daffodil leaves were seen growing near the path. So is Spring coming early or is this the calm before the storm?

On the return path through the golf course, Pheasants were feeding on the ground under the tress along with two Grey Squirrels. Three Song Thrushes were seen too as I approached Wilton Lane. Near the A174 road a pair of Wrens were calling for the 2nd day running.

On Wilton Lake, they were a pair of Goosander, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Mallard. Coot and Moorhen.

2012 Year Lists
Birds = 68 (Pied Wagtail, Wren, Song Thrush, Great-spotted Woodpecker & Long-tailed Tit)
Mammals = 5 (Grey Squirrel)
Butterflies = 0
Moths = 0

Wilton Patch
Birds = 31
Mammals = 2
Butterflies = 0
Moths = 0

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