Birds of Conservation Concern Red List
According to the RSPB, there are 67 species of British birds now on the Birds of Conservation Concern Red List, more than ever before. The Red List are those birds that need urgent conservation action if their falling populations are to survive our environmental emergency.Continue reading
There is a male bullfinch in the hawthorn hedge between Sleepers and Cornfield. He has been spotted on a couple of occasions this week.Continue reading “Bullfinch”
We usually write about the park but today we are branching out a good half-mile, as far away as the junction between Frome Road and Manor Road on the A361.Continue reading “Blackbird singing in the dead of night”
Fieldfare (Turdus pilarus) and redwing (Turdus musicus), migratory thrushes from mainland Europe, are common winter visitors to the park. They are easily confused; here is a video to help you distinguish the two species.
Header picture: Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) by Teresa Reynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Jenny Wren, the Eurasian wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.Continue reading “Jenny Wren”
Treat your garden birds with a Christmas bird table. Here are some suggestions:Continue reading “Christmas bird table”
A message and a picture from Jay Pickard:
Spotted a Kingfisher this morning over the pond and stream. Great to see!
Thanks Jay, we love to get pictures from park users.
The park’s jackdaws are clever and successful opportunists, ready to step into almost any ecological niche.Continue reading “Successful generalists”
Now that the leaves are falling you might be lucky enough to spot a Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) hunting insects on a tree trunk. Here are five interesting things about nuthatches.Continue reading “Five fun nuthatch facts”
In Wednesday’s post about the short term population decline of some of the park’s bird species, we used a picture of an immature greater spotted woodpecker instead of a lesser spotted woodpecker; sorry. The picture above is definitely of a lesser spotted woodpecker ( Dryobates minor) and we will use it to replace the picture in Wednesday’s post as soon as possible.Continue reading