Bird Watch and Song in the Woods

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 09:00

Bird Watch and Song in the Woods 9.00 amWe had a perfect morning for this, with 12 people including Bird Watch and Song in the Woods 9.00 am 2 children attending. Many birds were identified. Few people might know that we have the largest number nuthatches in the Hastings Borough, with probably 10 pairs and many of these were spotted on the day. Other sightings included great spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, bullfinches, chaffinches, greenfinches, jays, chiff-chaff, dunnocks, wrens and a heron, as well as the more common garden birds such as blackbirds, various tits, wagtails and robins. We also saw a flock of black headed gulls migrating to Spain or even possibly to Russia, Bird Watch and Song in the Woods 9.00 am and a migrant meadow pippet which has made the journey here from Southern Europe. This was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning, spotting birds and listening to their beautiful songs which resound throughout the woods and fields and we thank our expert Ian Standivan for making it both enjoyable and informative. As well as the birds of course the woods offered other attractions most notably on this occasion the fantastic blooms on the Tulip Tree.