Heartwood Forest Wildlife Notes
The regularly sighted Short-eared Owls, have again been the wildlife highlight this month. Continuing the owl theme Barn Owls and Little Owls have also been reported. A late afternoon walk at Heartwood Forest can prove very productive for owl watching.
The mild weather continues to contribute to there being smaller than expected flocks of thrushes and crows about, although the arrival of much needed rain should help with survival rates of newly planted trees.
There are still plenty of birds to be seen with Kestrel, Buzzard and Red Kite not being difficult to find.
Skylark, Linnet and Yellowhammer are also around in good numbers.
Visitor numbers seem on the increase but dog walking tends to be the most popular activity. Hopefully with the new car park opening shortly a few more ‘wildlife watchers’ will find time to visit.
If you see any interesting wildlife at Heartwood Forest please let me know so I can report it in these notes.