9th March 2010

Shipley Glen
Into the woods on a superb day for birding. I hoped to see the pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers that Keith Hillary saw on Sunday. They were seen at very close quarters on the driveway through Milnerfields. Despite by best efforts, there was no sign, although Nuthatch and Great Spotted were prominent. But where have all the Jays gone? It was pleasing to hear a Green Woodpecker calling from an area near Brackenhall where they successfully bred last year.