16.12.13

Fineshade Woods Kites

On Saturday I went to another outing with LROS with my Dad to Northamptonshire's Fineshade Wood, to look for Crossbill, Siskin and the Red Kite Roost, hoping for a great day out.

Red Kite

We set off at 7:30am to go to Fineshade Wood, but 1st we headed off to Eyebrook Reservoir to look for a *Velvet Scoter* which sadly we didn't managed to see it but got some nice views of Goldeneye, Mute swan and Marsh Tit at the feeders.
Goldeneye at Eyebrook

We got to Fineshade with about 5 Red Kites flying over our heads, then when we all arrived within 10 Minutes we had a great variety of species including 2*Nuthatches*, *Marsh Tit* and *Coal Tit*. Then after 15 minutes of nothing there was 2 separate nasal screeches then two *Jays* flew right in front of us, adding our list up to 27.

Then carrying down the path we went into a bird hide which overlooks some feeders in a clearing of the Wood, and on our way down this woman and I were startled when a *Woodcock* flew from about a meter away from us, after recovering from the *Woodcock* the feeders were packed with birds mainly  of a Tit flock including *Great Tit, *Blue Tit*, *Coal Tit*, *Marsh Tit* and some *Chaffinches* then briefly a female *Great Spotted Woodpecker*.

After lunch it was pretty quite apart from another *Woodcock* and many more *Red Kites* and the last bird of the day ended with a nice *Mistle Thrush*.