24th March 2008

A full circuit starting from the new car park, clockwise through Cuckoo Nest Wood, past Coppice Pond & bog, past Lady Blantyre's Rock and into Racecourse Plantation via Heather Park.

Cuckoo Nest Wood; Plenty of bird song from Song and Mistle Thrushes. At least two Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming. Nuthatches were also in good voice and quite active.

Coppice Pond; A pair of Goosanders graced the pond. 29 Canada Geese made their presence felt but the Mallard numbers appeared to be low. Coot numbers were good with 12 present.

Lady Blantyre's Rock; Both Siskin and Redpoll flew over head.

Racecourse Plantation; Another woodpecker was drumming.

On the whole spring was in the air but not summer as both Chiffchaff and Blackcaps have yet to arrive.

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