Thursday, 21 February 2013

Red Deer Stag feeding on beet put out for them in cold weather. One Stag looked comical as it stood chewing on a chunk of beet. Rooks, Jackdaws, Crows and Woodpigeon gathered around the feeding deer. The Carrion Crows were aggressive to the Rooks and twice I saw a Crow grab the wing tip of a Rook which cawed loudly until it pulled itself free. Almost as if the Carrion crows were testing any weak looking Rooks.
 The Red-crested Pochard were in their usual corner of Wollaton lake near the reed bed. Lots of pair disputes. I saw a male attack another male which dived under water to escape. They called continuously which sounded like a strange wheezing squeak.
I saw the female Lesser-spotted Woodpecker again today. A Treecreeper climbed up the opposite side of the trunk at the same time working its way up faster than the lesser spotted.

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