Thursday, 7 January 2016

It not just cold snowy weather that is bad for some wildlife

A quick lunchtime walk along the river in Wooler today brought home the fact that lots of rain can be challenging for some of our wildlife.  The Dippers that were singing along the Wooler Water have stopped and it would appear moved on.  A confiding Goldcrest was found picking around areas of long grass looking for invertebrates - presumably a lot of potential food has been washed off the trees.  A Barn owl was hunting over long grass between Weetwood Avenue and the Middle School at 1pm in the afternoon.  Night time hunting conditions have been obviously too wet in the last few days for successful forays.

Other wildlife of note included Gorse in flower, small flocks of Siskins moving south and a Moorhen feeding in a puddle.

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