Thursday, 13 January 2011

Lesser Spot in Greenbank

1st w male Pintail, Greenbank Park

I had a Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker calling in trees on the Liverpool University Campus opposite the main gates to Greenbank Park on Greenbank Lane at about 1:00 pm. I have had Lesser Spots in this local area a number of times during late winter/ early spring and one was in the exact same place last year around February or March. It seems likely that there may be a small population in the area, as other birders have noted them locally around Greenbank and Sefton Park in the past.

Other birds included a Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, GreylagxCanada Goose hybrid, and the 1st w male Pintail was still present, sporting a yellow ring on its left leg.


sean said...

Are the 4 little grebes on Sefton Park lake resident or just wintering ?

Danny Foy said...

Hi Sean

I saw the Little Grebes today, They did not breed in Sefton Park last year (although they have bred at Calderstones in the past few years), a male Little Grebe appeared in Sefton Park briefly during the summer (see the summers posts) and was singing, so fingers crossed they will stay to breed, no that all the works fininshed.