Friday, 17 February 2012

Keep yer 'peckers up, lads

With OsCAR temporarily out of the picture, it was time to wheel out the bike pre-work and make a break for the lead. Pedalling past a patch of clear-fell/heath on route to my destination, I picked up the unmistakeable sound of a testosterone-fuelled W(100)dlark, and after a bit of sky-scanning, managed to clap eyes on it. Onwards to the aforementioned spot and an aptly-named target, which actually obliged remarkably easily: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (101)! Great views of a male calling, drumming and suffering a bit of bullying from a Great Spotted.

4 Goosander, 3 Grey Wagtail, Crossbill, a Kingfisher and a Woodcock made for a pretty decent morning, all in all.

Percentage of target to date - 65%
Distance cycled - 82.6mls / 132.9km
Latest addition - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (101) 17 Feb

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