This morning I was watching the Cormorants nesting near the hide at Castle Water. Then I noticed a Magpie mobbing nearby, and a Fox appeared in the tussocky grassland. It was listening and then pouncing on voles(?) and caught a couple. I managed to photograph one of the leaps…
Archive for March 29th, 2008
The slow-worm has recently been added to the UK Biodiversity Action Plan as a priority species because of concerns about its status. It is a secretive animal and records are being requested to shed a little more light on its status in garden habitats. There is a strong chance one could be living near you! If you see one in your garden record the animal here, but if you see the animal specifically in a compost heap record it here.
Our corner of the world should be a key area for this reptile so if you see one please submit the records.
A return to form at Ternery pool this morning, 138 Mediterranean Gull, 155 Sandwich Tern and at least 1000 Black-headed Gull created lots of noise and activity. A Little Ringed Plover and 7 Avocet were present on the new pools on Harbour Farm. From the viewpoint at Castle Water several Sedge Warbler were in song and two Egyptian Geese were unusual visitors.