Saturday, 2 March 2013

Saturday at CB.

A sense of Spring today in the warm sunshine. Not as many birds at the viewing station but those that were there were as great as ever (Siskins and Redpolls are still around).

There are quite a number of birds on the Lagoon. I  spotted 6 Coots today, 1 Moorhen,  2 Mallard (m&f), 4 Tufted Ducks (2m+2f) 3 Mute Swans,( M&f +1 Juv) Keep your ears open for the call of Little Grebes and watch out for Teal. There were a male and female there this week.

Walking past the Wet Wooded area I found a number of frogs preparing to spawn. The warmer weather that is predicted may well mean that we have our 1st Frog Spawn on the reserve for 2013 in the coming week.

It's worth checking the nest boxes as you walk round the reserve to see which are being used and by what birds.

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