Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Love is in the air

Many thanks to Sean for the tip off of a male Goldeneye at Greenbank Park, my first for the area and it has been present all week now, apart from this a female Tufted Duck is still present also. The pair of Mute Swans have returned very early this year and are already in courtship display and have been seen attempting to initially start nest building, the male bird has started to pursue the Canada Geese around the lake and will eventually in the Spring drive them all off the lake. The Ring Necked Parakeets are still present with two birds regular this week in the poplars above the east side of west side of the lake; with more regularly heard calling in the direction of the allotments. Other birds in the park include Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 40+ Goldfinches, Grey Heron, Farm Goose, and Redwings. The Daffodils are in full bloom now and on sunny days you could mistake it for April.
Elsewhere on monday 12 Siskins and 26 Pied Wagtails in Wavertree Mystery, Fox and Pink-Feet heard over Sefton Park on New Years Eve.
Today over Dovedale Road a pair of Sparrowhawks where in courtship display and a Peregrine flew East at 9:15.

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