Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thrushes dominate

Overcast, 11º, light WSW.

Lollingdon hill again dominated by thrushes with over two hundred present, mainly Fieldfare but more Redwing (c60) and two Mistle Thrush still also around another hundred in a hedgerow in one of the fields to the north plus approximately fifty Starling feeding with this flock.
When I first arrived on the hill, I could hear some Golden Plover calling but no sight of them!

Two Goldcrest still present on the north side of the hill in the ivy covered trees and an increase in Linnet numbers with around fifty present.
A steady flow of gulls heading north to roost sites.

TW had fair numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing this morning near the Four Arches railway bridge, also a flock of around fifty Goldfinch.
A small flock of Long-tailed Tit in the garden this morning, eight birds in total.

                                   Fieldfare and Linnet
                                   Fieldfares in the setting sun
                                    Long-tailed Tits

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