Friday, 24 January 2014


8°C Wind 22kp/h 100 % cloud cover Preassure 1006 hPa

This long spell of mild weather is about to come to an end with temperatures dropping to -1°C tonight with snow continuing through tomorrow.
We have had weeks of mild weather with no frost and no rain except for a little two days ago(75ml).
Last week I found hazel in flower with honey bees in attendance and primrose flowering in the dry stream bed at the bottom of our valley.
Have also seen a green hellebore flowering which is perhaps a bit more to be expected in warm spells during the winter.
Heard the Black Woodpecker yesterday again after some weeks absence.The Great spots both a male and female are in regular attendance on the last of the rotting apples with the occasional male Middle Spot turning up from time to time.The male has also been territory drumming on some early mornings.
The Green Woodpecker calls quite often now but like the Black is elusive.Also I have heard a Green Woody type call which didn't seem quite right. Now wondering if there is a Grey Headed about !

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Saturday 4th Jauary 2014

3-11°C, Wind E 4km/h, largely clear sunny, Pressure 1022hPa

Yesterday at 11:20 hrs
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female in front garden

The Ravens have been very vocal the last 2 days, chasing each other low through the woods and circling with or harassing the soaring Buzzards.
2 Sparrowhawk male & female
4 Buzzard probably 2 pairs
4 Raven probably 2 pairs 
Black Woodpecker calling
2 Goldcrest
3 Balckbird

In garden -
10 Great Tit
Blue Tit
2 Marsh Tit

Friday, 3 January 2014

Wednesday 1ST JANUARY 2014 Back dated due to loss of internet connection

11am Liplje

Another first here for me, always a great bird to see and a great start to the new year !
 Perched high in tree tops in wooded valley harassed by 2 Hooded Crow

Northern Goshawk male

Tuesday 31st December 2013


Woodcock is a first for Liplje and Serbia. Collins guide shows this species has small patchy breeding areas here and is also a migrant.

Woodcock flew through garden at treetop height at dusk

Black Woodpecker heard again today and yesterday