Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Had a brief stop at the Monument at Ashridge between 11.00 and 12.15 this morning in between jobs and had a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER calling noisily for about 5 minutes in the vicinity the small pond opposite the main car park. The bird was moving rapidly around the area rarely settling in a tree for more than a few seconds. I chased around after it but was only rewarded with a fleeting flight view as it headed away from me. Very frustrating.

Also several Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Great-spotted Woodpeckers and a Marsh Tit (Charlie Jackson)

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