Friday, 12 April 2013

Foxglove Covert

After speaking to a couple of gentlemen yesterday who were telling us about Foxglove Covert we decided to go and check it out for ourselves today.  Although the weather was pretty miserable it was still better to get out in the fresh air than stay at home.  Especially as it is back to work on Monday!!!! If only I could get an outdoor job.
Well back to today if you have not visited then I would recommend you do.  What a brilliant reserve with impressive facilities.  Would be good to get a club outing there.  The visitor centre has very good facilities, the hides are excellent and the whole varied habit is superb along with the numerous feeding stations.  
We had Siskin, Brambling and Lesser Redpoll at the main feeding station at the visitor centre along with the more common species.
Greater Spotted Woodpeckers seemed to be everywhere and at the Lake hide we had numerous Goldcrest and a warbler which we think was a Chiffchaff although it was not calling.  There were Buzzards over the moor and would have liked to have spent more time there to see what else we could find but as Mick was on nights we had to come home. 
Going to Egglestone Abbey near Barnard Castle on Sunday with RSPB so if anyone in the Hartburn Stockton area is going then give me a ring if you need a lift to save on petrol. (Weather permitting of course)

Lesser Redpoll

Long Tailed Tit

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