The Villain Returns

March 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Sparrow Hawk

This male Sparrow Hawk on the bird bath was one of twenty species in the garden on the third March. A pair of Bullfinches also fed and there was a welcome return of the Willow Tit.

On Hopwood a Woodcock was still present plus a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker. A yaffle from a Green Woodpecker was the first for some time.

I could not resist the temptation of Waxwings but missed out at Padiham. However, at Gigg Lane , Bury there were fifty four present on the fifth March feeding on a few yellow Rowan berries that were still left but not for much longer.