Sunday, 20 March 2011

Chiff Chaff must be Spring

Had my first Chiff Chaff of the Spring today; a singing male In the northern end of Greenbank Park, also there a calling male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker again, this was in the adjacent large wooded gardens. A Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Redwings, female Sparrowhawk, Grey and Pied Wagatails in the park also. On a sad note, the Cormorant pictured on the previous post was seen freshly dead on one of the rafts, hopefully not but possibly the work of the local anglers. Spring has definitely sprung with all the daffodils in full swing, Coots nesting, Swans courting, and Greenfinches in their lovely song flights.........its only going to get better! Mistletoe in the Lime Tree above the Penny Lane sign on the corner of Penny Lane/Greenbank Road, this is a really rare sight in the city now and it would be interesting to hear of any others around. Sparrowhawk over the Liverpool Womens Hospital today also.

1 comment:

Frances said...

Thank you for this blog, Danny! I live in Aigburth and have now seen some birds I would not otherwise have seen, e.g. my first sighting of Waxwings at Aigburth Vale!

We went to Greenbank Park yesterday and were sad to see the dead Cormorant on the raft. The other one was on the other raft and looked well.