Sunny, frosty, 4º. Stream levels high and a lot of partial flooding.
Highlight today was a Jack Snipe, only the 2nd one I’ve seen in Cholsey. Nearly trod on it before it flew and gave a rather quiet short call. It flew about 15m away; I saw where it landed but could not relocate it!
2 flyover flocks of Lapwing comprising 32 birds in all.
5 Red Kite
1 ♂ Sparrowhawk
1 ♂ Kestrel
Good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare, several Song Thrush (with 2 in song) and 7 Mistle Thrush.
Several Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer.
2 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 20+ Goldfinch and many Chaffinch.
2 Stock Dove.
Several Pied Wagtails on some floods. Corvids abundant (Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow and Magpie).
A Few Black-headed and Lesser Blackback Gulls overhead.