Friday, 30 December 2011

Cholsey Marsh.

Overcast, rain, 8º, light W.

15:00 – 16:30

Just under 80 Corn Buntings coming to roost, all came in between approx 16:00 to 16:20.

A Water Rail flushed whilst collecting litter! Also a Kingfisher in one of the Alders along the riverbank.

2 Cormorant flew downriver.
Redwing and Fieldfare in fair numbers, a single Great-spotted Woodpecker seen to flyover. 100+ Geese on an adjacent field (mainly Canada and 3+ Greylag), also 4 Mute Swans in the field and 1 on the river as well. The usual Song Thrush singing nearby.

Another birder was down at the marsh yesterday at dusk but did not see any Corn Bunting but it was very windy. Maybe they flew in low?

Around 50 Golden Plover seen flying over (per Tom W).

A Grey Heron frequenting the brook in the meadow for the past few days and a couple of Pheasants in the meadow today.

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