Wednesday, 29 February 2012

29th Feb

Overcast (sunny early eve), 12º, light SSW.

A few Linnets, Yellowhammers and Corn Buntings in the area and a single Curlew seen.

Lollingdon Hill.
5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard and 2 Red Kite. 3 Corn Bunting (1 in song) there also.

Cholsey Marsh.
Between 60 to 70, Corn Bunting coming in to roost and a few more Reed Bunting on the marsh.

A female Teal flew in and landed on the Thames and 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe showing territorial and courtship behaviour.

1 flyover Lapwing, Treecreeper heard in song.

2 Kingfisher also present, a pair of Red Kite checking out a nest site and a Buzzard surveying the marsh from a high vantage point.

2 Song Thrush singing in the evening.

Fieldfare and Redwing at every site in fair numbers.

3 Roe Deer seen near Lollingdon and a Weasel seen on the marsh.
                                          Buzzard at dusk.

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