What’s about – 24 February 2015

BIRDS
9 Common Snipe, Cetti’s Warbler – Willen Lake hide (18th Feb)

Bittern and 2 male Smew still at Hanson Centre, Linford Lakes (21st – Chris Coppock)

Peregrine hunting over Willen Lake (21st Feb)

10 Goosander at Manor Farm, Old Woverton (23rd Feb)

Lesser Redpoll – Tattenhoe Park (18th)
Fieldfares – Tattenhoe Park (20th)

Red Kite – Whaddon (22nd)

Water Rail Stony Stratford (19th)

2 male Smew, Goldeneye, pair of Stonechats, Marsh Tit – Hanson Centre 21st Feb

Little Egret Loughton Brook, Furzton, (21st).

MAMMALS

2 Bank Voles – Hanson Centre

Red Fox Vulpes vulpes

Brown rat Rattus norvegicus (both in Paul Lund’s Garden)

INSECTS
Red Admiral butterfly – Willen Lake (18th Feb)

Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells and Herald Moths
hibernating in cellar at Manor Farm, Old Wolverton.

Peacock butterfly flying outside. (22nd Feb)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee queen – Oldbrook (21st Feb)

Small Tortoiseshell – Howe Park Wood (18th)

FLOWERS
Good displays of Snowdrops in Campbell Park woodlands.

Primroses in flower – Linford Wood and grid roads.

Coltsfoot in flower, Willen Lake (19th Feb)