Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Horsham Green Gym at Warnham LNR
Horsham Green Gym visited Warnham LNR today to carry out a task of woodland thinning and coppicing. Ryan led a group of c35 volunteers as we began to thin some of the overcrowded young Birch and Ash in the Millpond Plantation. The volunteers also made a start on the coppicing of the Hazel stands which will be used for hedge-laying later in the year.

Most of the interest on the bird front tin the first couple of hours of light this morning with the obvious highlight being another single Hawfinch over west at 7.40am. Good to see decent numbers of Redwing still moving over and the Mistle Thrush tally is slowly increasing with four birds feeding on Mill Meadow today. Again there was no sign on Sundays Great White Egret but the Little Egret was around all day. Totals from this morning are below:

Woodpigeon 242 (Over NE), Starling 47 (Over W), Redwing 226 (Over W), Fieldfare 20 (Over W), Stock Dove 9, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Goldfinch 9, Mistle Thrush 4, HAWFINCH 1 (Over W), Chaffinch 10, Feral Pigeon 2, Mallard 52, Coot 2, Great Crested Grebe 2, Blackbird 3, Song Thrush 5, Cormorant 7, Water Rail 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Little Egret 1, Greylag Goose 162, Moorhen 2.

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