Thursday, 14 April 2011

Cholsey, 14th April

Overcast, 12º,Light SW.
 
 
Cholsey Marsh to Bow Bridge 06:00 – 08:00
 
 
1 Cuckoo, a single Common Sandpiper flew up river.
5 Song Thrush heard singing along with 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff. Also seen and or heard
1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 12 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch and a single Kingfisher.

Lollingdon and the Lees.

1 Grey Heron still in area.
9 Buzzard (5 in the air at one time with 2 Red Kite), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and a Peregrine.
7 Song Thrush and a few Mistle Thrush.
Lollingdon Hill produced 9 Wheatear, 5 Corn Bunting, several Linnet and 5 Red-legged Partridge.
Skylark and Yellowhammer fairly common.
6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler (incl 1 in the Brook Meadow), 6 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Yellow Wagtail.


Garden.
Unusually, 4 House Sparrows at feeders today. Don’t usually see them in the back garden.

Both Blackcaps have ceased visiting the feeder now. Maybe they have migrated?
64 bird species today.

                                  Song Thrush

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