Velator Reserve

When I first took over from John Wicks in 2009 or 10, he said: "That slope there is where I see Green Woodpecker!" So  of course I put a net there and caught 2 in the first year and 1 in the second. Today 8 or 9 years later, I caught a fourth! Nice adult male. Also 3 Blackcaps, a Goldcrest, a Cetti's Warbler, far too many Blue Tits (!) and the first 2 Greenfinch of the autumn. A massive flock of Canada Geese flew noisily over heading south, and a few Ravens were about during the day.

Posted October 11th at 4:43 pm by jon turner in Bird News