Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Back birding

Overcast, 18º, heavy rain showers, fresh to strong SW.

Not one of the best days for birding but have not been out for about 10 days due to Bunkfest commitments.

Lollingdon Hill.

Rather quiet as it was being buffeted by a fresh south westerly, a Kestrel being mobbed by Jackdaws, a few Yellowhammer feeding in some stubble and a couple of Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler with a Tit flock in a sheltered hedgerow. Also a single Meadow Pipit flyover, my first one of the autumn.

Approximately 30 House Martins feeding in the lee of the hill.

Cholsey Marsh.

Again quiet, a few Reed Buntings on the marsh and a single Chiffchaff, in addition a Willow Warbler on the opposite bank of the Thames.

Also a Hornet seen and 1 Small White butterfly.

Cholsey Hill.

2 Wheatear still on Cholsey Hill and some Swallows and House Martins feeding around Manor farm/Marymead area.

Quite a few Gulls around the Cholsey area, all that I identified were Lesser Blackbacks.

(A Ring-necked Parakeet seen in Wallingford last week on the Bunkfest site, this species has only once been recorded in Cholsey as far as I’m aware but has been seen infrequently in areas close by?)

Moorhen feeding in the meadow this evening.

1 comment:

  1. The 5 feral Mallards on the Brook have 13 young in 2 or 3 broods, now well-grown. They have a large dollop of Indian Runner strain in them.