Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 2 April 2012

Napton on the Hill

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

I decided on a quiet, local day in the field with the hope of some summer migrants, so chose to visit Napton on the Hill and Napton Reservoir. Arriving at Napton on the Hill, bird song was a delight to hear but I was perhaps too early for my hoped for Willow Warbler. As always, Napton churchyard was full of bird song, with Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Robin and all the common species competing with each other! A Green Woodpecker flew from the grassland and a Raven honked overhead. About twenty Fieldfare "clacked" over the hill.

As I made my way past the windmill, I did not expect to see a Roe Deer below me!

The quarry area and woodland was quite disappointing so I made my way back to the churchyard where I was entertained by Wrens, Blue Tits, Robin, Long Tailed Tit and Chiffchaff, while overhead three Buzzards riding the thermals.


Long Tailed Tit


Blue Tit



Todays Sightings:

Carrion Crow; Magpie; Rook; Blackbird; Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon;; Chaffinch; Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Chiffchaff; Wren; Green Woodpecker; Robin; Great Tit; Raven; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Jackdaw; Mallrad; Pheasant; Buzzard; Lapwing; Treecreeper; Fieldfare; Bullfinch; Stock Dove; Linnet; Starling; Blackcap; Long Tailed Tit; Goldfinch; Pied Wagtail; Yellowhammer.

Napton Reservoir:

Coot; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Skylark; Moorhen; Sand Martin; Reed Bunting; Kesterl; Greylag Goose.


Friend of HK said...

It must have been a delightful morning to be entertained so many beautiful birds!

Kevin Groocock said...

A great morning in good sunshine and some good birds and other animals. Not as many images as I would have liked but hey ho!

Noushka said...

A great bravo for the Roe Dear!
Great pictures, nice to be able to take pics so close!
Well done!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Noushka i'm pleased you like my images.