3rd November 2007

I spent a couple of hours walking around the estate grounds counting birds for the BTO bird atlas. November isn't usually a great month to bird watch in St.Ives, however, I did find several parties of Siskin and Coppice Pond was very busy.

Coppice Pond
The Mute Swan remains, at least 10 Coot were present, as were 7 Moorhen.
The Black-headed Gull count reached over 50. Mallards numbers were high but Canada Geese numbers were low, with only 6 being seen.
A small flock of Siskins were in the Alders around the waters edge. A large flock of Long-tailed Tits contained few other species.

Racecourse Plantation
Another Tit flock contained all the common species, Blue, Coal, Great and Long-tailed.
More Siskins were heard.

Cuckoo Nest Wood
I heard just two Nuthatches throughout.

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