Naturelog: Patch update – November 2014

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Birds, London, Natural History, UK
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Great Tit

Great Tit

This month we have seen the transition from Summer into Autumn. It seems to have been a more rapid transition this year as the mild weather hung onto well into October. There has, as yet, been no large scale influx of winter birds, most likely due to the warm weather which has meant that even those that have returned are not forced to seek food around gardens, so we have yet to see the return to the patch of winter Thrushes or large numbers of parakeets, although those who have been around have managed to strip the berry bush in the garden. The algal bloom continues to persist on the Tarn and there is little sign that it is dissipating, no doubt another consequence of the mild weather. There were only 21 species of bird seen on the patch this month. There were no new species and this low total no doubt reflects the position we are in with the summer visitors having left whilst the winter visitors are yet to arrive. The total remains at 48 bird species for 2014.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

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