Sorry for the lack of updates recently, bit pushed at work and a little localised problem which needed tackling has taken over most of my time recently. All sorted now. But I've still been out and about.
On Saturday on a walk up Duncliffe Wood in Dorset, a Great Spotted Woodpecker was the highlight of a huge number of passerines in the wood. It could almost have been spring there were so many Great and Blue tits calling. Many many Buzzards floating about down here at the moment, and last weekend without having time to do this properly and submit to the RSPB Garden Watch, in the garden I was staying at about a dozen Rooks, half dozen Jackdaws and single Carrion Crow came to food scraps.
But the best piece of wildlife watching has been walking into work. Twice now I've startled an urban Fox, one of which was very tame and just stood looking at me before walking off. It's good to see them again, as although Bristol had a good urban Fox population they contracted mange a few years back which almost wiped out the population. I've got my camera with me now, so if I see them again, a piccy for the Blog.
More on Bristol Foxes can be found here - Mammal Research Unit
More from me at the weekend, but for now I'm in preparation mode for my first ever attendance at the Avon Wildlife Trust Board Meeting tonight... I'm agenda item 6a Welcome to Andrew, newly elected Trustee etc etc.. I hope they're ready for me (especially as I've now shaved my beard off) !!