Friday, March 19, 2010

The tawny owl female was as the entrance to one of the owl boxes today. I am assuming its the female as it is normally the females that sit tight to the nest site at this time of year having laid eggs within the past couple of weeks. Today she watched me as I walked quietly down the track; I stopped to view her through binoculars but left quickly to avoid any disturbance. I'm very pleased about this.
The volume of bird song seems to have increased dramatically this week with more and more species joining in. Blackbird was very evident but no song thrush; they are elusive at Scrag!
Repeated drumming from great spotted woodpeckers and at one time I had 4 individuals down in front of one of the hides.