A winter visitor to the golf club, not seen every year. Largest flock recorded was of 25 birds.
A regular visitor to the golf course.
BARN OWL CHICK
My favourite bird, the Barn Owl. Bred in a box in 2016 raising 4 chicks successfully. Barn Owls returned in 2020 seen numerous times late evening, thought to have nested in a tree.
The Raven used to be a very uncommon visitor but a pair have been hanging around Feb/March 2021. 6 Ravens were seen on the Carthagena course on 19th March 2021.
Often all you see of a Kingfisher is the flash of turqoise blue as it flies quickly past but sometimes you get lucky and find it perched. The last couple of years there have been more sightings of 2 Kingfishers together and it is thought they have bred on the course.
The Greylag is usually seen flying over but sometimes they come into land and have a wander about.
Kingfisher before being released
A Kingfisher safely held in the hand by a trained bird ringer before release.
Kingfisher in the hand
A Kingfisher safely held by a trained bird ringer before release
Red Kite enjoying the spring sunshine
SONG THRUSH SINGING
The Song Thrush is not seen that often on the Golf Course, It's usually the Mistle Thrush that is seen. This one is singing from the top of a tree early one morning.
Red Kite on a lunch Break
Red Kite sat in a tree.
You looking at me?
Looking a bit scruffy
Pair of Green Woodpeckers
A Common Bird around the golf course but I don't often see 2 together like this.
Goldfinch feeding on nyjer seed outside the clubhouse.
Redwing is a common winter visitor to John o Gaunt, often seen in large flocks on either course. usually around till March
Kingfisher at rest just before flying off. 16th March 2022, 1st sighting in a few months of Kingfisher.