Howardian NR Penylan

Flock of 15+ Siskin on Alder- my first sighting here. Chiffchaff 2, LT Tits 15+ Bullfinch pair, Great Spotted Woodpecker Pair, Chaffinch 5, Male Blackbirds fighting in leaf litter, Goldcrest, Wren, Great and Blue Tit , Jay, Magpies and Crows and 1 Buzzard perched on tree. Moorhen and Mallard pairs on pond.

Penylan Recent sightings

In the last few weeks I have seen greenfinch and chaffinch in the garden for the first time in four years which is an encouraging sign. In Howardian nature reserve this morning, chiff chaff, willow warbler, garden warbler and blackcap.

Kingfisher and heron over garden this morning was a nice bonus.

Penylan Sept 26th.

Two kingfishers flew out of the stream next to Wilko’s Colchester Ave and flew south east towards the coast. Two grey wagtails followed and there was a nice mixed flock of Great, Coal, Blue and Long Tailed tits with three or four Chiffchaffs.

I saw another kingfisher about 10.00Pm but that was after the rugby.

Jan Scheeres