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Nice couple of year ticks 13th Jan

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM

A long over due visit to Moore NR paid off with excellent views of the male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, busy digging out a new nest hole in a dead tree stump, it was oblivious to anyone watching it at a fairly close range.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Moore NR 13th Jan 2014

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Moore NR 13th Jan 2014

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Moore NR 13th Jan 2014

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Moore NR 13th Jan 2014


Other birds in the area included the usual  woodland variety, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Siskin, Jay, Redwing, Common Buzzard, and a quick look on the pools provided lots of Wigeon, a few Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebes, Shoveler, Gadwall, but nothing of note amongst the gulls.


We moved on to Burton Marsh for another look at the Buff-bellied Pipit, which was showing immediately upon arrival, and fairly close on the tide debris with Meadow pipits and 2 Stonechats.

Buff-bellied Pipit Burton Marsh 13th Jan 2014

Buff-bellied Pipit Burton Marsh 13th Jan 2014

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