Decided to take a walk out to Lollingdon today, 2 to 3 Bullfinches at the Bullshole along with 2 singing Chiffchaff either side of the railway.The usual species out on the farmland, Yellowhammer, Linnet etc, and at least 5 Chiffchaff heard singing in total.
There are now 5 Wheatears on Lollingdon Hill along with c20 Meadow Pipits and the 2 Pied Wagtails.A Raven heard calling and seen just disappearing over the hill heading towards the Lees.
Also 4 Chaffinch and 5 Goldfinch feeding there, a steady flow of Rooks and Jackdaws back and forwards to the downs. A single Lesser Blackback Gull flew over, circled a few times to gain height and flew off east.5 singing Corn Bunting around the hill now and 10 Stock Doves feeding in a nearby field.
On the other side of the hill, there were 2 small flocks of Fieldfares totalling c50 birds, also at least 2 Redwing with them.
3 Geese flew high east over the western end of the village but were too high to get an id! Looked quite long winged so may have been Canada’s.8 Mistle Thrush seen, 2 Song Thrush and a fair number of Blackbirds seen. A Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, several Buzzards and Red Kites also.
Lollingdon is a small hamlet of roughly 6 houses within the parish of Cholsey for those that are not familiar with the area.
Sparrowhawk and Red Kite