Welcome to my blog. My name is Sean Locke from Norwich and I am autistic. But this does not stop my passion for nature and wildlife. I am a volunteer for RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and I also help out at Mousehold Heath with surveys and I birdwatch whenever I can. Since 2011, i have been writing a wildlife diary filled with my adventures, drawings and photos. Now i have decided to go online to share with you all.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
June 14th Mousehold Heath
This evening, I helped Will with the final bird survey of the year at Mousehold Heath. The evening chorus can be as good as the dawn chorus sometimes, especially after a downpour. Song thrushes were the most notable songsters tonight as we could hear several individuals giving it their awe with loud three noted phrases penetrating through the canopy. Also singing tonight were blackbirds, blackcaps, wrens, chiffchaffs, dunnocks, long-tailed tits, a few robins, blue tits, goldfinches, chaffinches, a whitethroat and we even heard a single yaffle of a green woodpecker. The willow warbler was also about in the same spot of gorse and heather as the other week delivering food to its nest site.
While doing the survey, Will spotted something peeking out of one of the nest boxes in the wood. We got up onto higher ground for a better look at a reasonable distance. He was right! There, peering out of the hole were two young bird heads. I believe that these were kestrel chicks, maybe a few weeks old. We shall keep a close eye on them and I will update you on any news when I get it. What a way to round off the bird survey season!