Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday 10th March

Over early again exercising the dog. The Reservoir was heaving with people so I went round the back and followed the railway track to the small pool. It was rather quiet with little to write home about. Joy picked up a Woodpecker drumming but it was very subdued. We went to investigate and it turned out to be a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, it was on a dead tree and the wood was that rotten it was struggling to get a tune out of it. It then called and was joined by a female and they performed their butterfly display flight. This was only the second time that I have ever witnessed this, the first time back in the late 1970’s back in my old stomping ground of the Sandwell Valley.

The rest of the walk proved uneventful.

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