Monday, 26 March 2018

A Late Winter/Early Spring Visit to Sandy

19th March 2018

It is that quiet time of year when most of the wintering birds have departed but the summer visitors have yet to arrive, so time for a visit to Sandy to see if any wintering birds were still lingering. First stop was the Meadow Hide where a Great Spotted Woodpecker put on a brief show. However, today the highlight was the Muntjac fawn that was hiding in the brambles waiting for its mother to return.






Back at the car park we were lying in wait to see if there were any Bramblings still aorund. The main species visiting the feeders were tits, but occasionally a Nuthatch would put in an appearance.






Looking more skyward I spotted a Tree Creeper shinning up the tree, not a species that I have photographed very often.




But then our patience was rewarded when one then two Bramblings put in an appearance. Nowhere near as many as before, but still 3-4 individuals to keep the punters happy. Now back to the car for a departure cup of coffee. Not a bad day!!
































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