Sunday, 18 March 2012

One more LS Woodpecker

Another great Sunday morning mountain biking across trails in Stone Wood, through to Faggs Wood, brought our second Lesser Spotted Woodpecker sighting of the spring so far. This time we found our bird in the Adarns wood area. Sorry, not enough time to get off the bike and fire-up the camera for a pic.

Other than that, all the commoner woodland birds are showing well, including Nuthatches, Jays, Treecreepers and  Green/ Great spotted woodpeckers. Overhead there's plenty of Buzzards to admire as they put on their spring aerial displays.

My eldest son George calculated we cycled a 10 mile route from Shadoxhurst to trails running from Faggs Wood. Taking regular stops for surveying and listening, we've found just 2 lesser spotted Woodpeckers so far this spring.  No Crossbills on this ride either.

One of many Buzzards in the the Faggs wood area

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