Thursday, 4 June 2009
Wallington West Woods
I enjoyed a walk in the West Woods at Wallington Hall this afternoon. All the common woodland species were about but the highlight was a group of six Stock Doves. They were gleaning an area near the visitor hide, filling their crops with the sunflower seeds dropped by the finches, tits and nuthatches visiting the feeders. There was also a fine Robin and a male Great Spotted Woodpecker. The latter was particularly active, moving from tree to tree and calling all the time. A group of noisy Rooks also put in an appearance; not very exciting perhaps but I've not photographed any of the corvids before so the picture below is one for the collection.
Stock Dove (Columba oenas) Robin (Erithacus rubecula) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major) Rook (Corvus fruilegus)
Posted by Emma Anderson