Impromptu bird survey

Two colourful birds – the green woodpecker and the ring-necked parakeet – spotted during a safety survey last Tuesday. We saw a grand total of 17 different species in just an hour. Green Dale really is an oasis for bird life. Here's the list: black-headed gull, blackbird, carrion crow, chaffinch, dunnock, feral pigeon, goldfinch, green woodpecker, greenfinch, house sparrow, magpie, ring-necked parakeet, robin, song thrush, starling, wood pigeon, wren.