Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Downs above Letcombe Bassett

Cloudy, few sunny spells, 10°, no wind.
A few hours spent along the Ridgeway above Letcombe Bassett today, a (ringtail) Hen Harrier seen flying west heading roughly towards the punchbowl area, a Kestrel, four Buzzard and five Red Kite also in the area, Several Skylark, Meadow Pipit, fifty plus Linnet.
A Brambling noted with a small Chaffinch flock near the intersection of Gramps hill and the Ridgeway and a lot of Fieldfare and Redwing there. Two Jay in the trees along Gramps hill and a few Tit flocks moving through and a few Goldcrest noted.
A flock of approximately two hundred Linnet in fields along the Hendred straight yesterday.

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