Saturday, 9 February 2013

Linacre WeBS Walk - 9th February 2013

This month's WeBS walk was very quiet with  no sign of any wagtails or grebes for the second month in the row. The other water birds were present in average numbers.

Birds seen: Mallard (49), Grey Heron (1), Goosander (3; 1 female and 2 squabbling males), Moorhen (7), Coot (8), Cormorant (2), Black-headed Gull (28), Tufted Duck (6) and Mandrain Duck (10).

The woodland was quite quiet today as well, but I did record a couple of species singing; Song Thrush and Dunnock. A Kestrel was perched up by the top reservoir and a small flock of Redwings (c.10) were seen in trees by the main entrance.


  1. Hi peter i spoke to you about little owls a while back well now its pied flycatchers. im doing an enviromental conservation course at linacre and my tutor has asked if i can meet you to check im on the right track. for part of my course ive decided to encourage the pied flycatchers in linacre woods to breed here again by giving them all they need, good horizontal visibility ,low understory trees, mosses and lichens ect. thanks scott.

  2. Hi Scott, I tried emailing you before, but not sure if it got through or not. The best way to contact me is directly through my email account .