Sunday, 1 January 2012

Cholsey 1st Jan!


Overcast, 12º, light to fresh WSW, rain p.m.

Went out fairly early today and covered a fair bit around Cholsey then off to Farmoor where there is a Great Northern Diver. Also checked out a few other county water bodies. Fairly quiet in places probably due to the mild weather we are having.

A Chiffchaff seen at Ewelme cress beds.

55 species seen in Cholsey (see http://cholseywildlife.blogspot.com/p/2011-cholsey-bird-list-107.html )  and 67 species overall.

The best of the day was a Stonechat seen between Cholsey and Aston Tirrold, fairly sizable flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare around also 4 Song Thrush (3 in song), 8 Mistle Thrush and several Blackbirds.

Bullfinches heard calling in Jubilee Wood and 3 Corn Bunting singing near Lollingdon Hill.

8 Lapwing flew SW over Cholsey Marsh and a Kingfisher along the river bank.

7 Roe Deer and a Muntjac Deer also seen.

Hedgehog active in garden this evening.
                                   Stonechat

                                   Roe Deer

                    Great Northern Diver at Farmoor

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