Friday, 25 November 2011

Cholsey, 25th Nov

Sunny, 12º, light WSW.

At least 2 Bullfinch near the Bullshole and a Song Thrush in Jubilee Wood. A Grey Heron was patrolling a ditch nearby.

Still a flock of around 60 to 70 Starling on Lollingdon Hill along with 20’ish Fieldfare and a dozen Redwing. Redwing numbers slowly building now but Fieldfare still more numerous.
A Raven flew south towards the downs and 2 flocks of Lapwing flew over, again moving south, the first flock consisted of a 100+ and the second a bit more distant of around 50 birds.

The western slope of the hill had a flock of around 80 Linnet and approximately 40 Skylark.

1 possibly more Brambling with a smallish (c30 birds) finch flock near Aston Tirrold.

Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting scattered about over the farmland.
6 Mistle Thrush in the grounds of Cholsey Church and another flock of 30+ Linnet on Cholsey Hill.

At least 6 Roe Deer also seen.

                                   Grey Heron

                                   Roe Deer (buck)

                     Mistle Thrush on the Church spire

 Just liked the shapes the Starlings created

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