Stover & South Brent area

A visit to Stover Country Park yesterday gave a low flying Buzzard being harried by a Mistle Thrush at Drum Bridges.

Stover lake had very little of interest one Lesser Blacked Backed Gull, the Great Crested Grebes are down to one chick from the initial three, but it’s a good size so may well survive. Pair of Mute Swan still sitting.

The feeding platform had a good range of birds using the feeder including Marsh and Coal Tits, a pair of Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Jay and Nuthatch.

“Wood Pigeons” at home at South Brent and also between home and Stover small flocks of Wood Pigeons up to 20 birds mostly down low headed towards the moors, constant movement throughout the day.

Above Dean Prior a large field being ploughed failed to attract any Red Kites but did provide pickings for a large flock of Herring Gulls a range of Corvids and two Buzzards, two sightings of a hunting male Sparrow hawk while scanning the field.

At home male Sparrow Hawk hunting and a Peregrine falcon over the roof mid evening.

Posted May 29th, 2015 at 10:07 am by Steve Hopper in General Birding