Monday, 8 April 2013

Cholsey, 8th April

Hazy sunshine, 10º, light to moderate N.

A singing Chiffchaff and Goldcrest in the millennium wood also a Yellowhammer in song and a couple of Mistle Thrush nearby.
A few Linnet and Yellowhammer on the way out to Lollingdon but little else, the hill had a single Wheatear and quite a few Fieldfare (200+ in total), several Redwing, fifty odd Starling and another couple of Mistle Thrush with them moving around the area and around a dozen Song Thrush seen along hedgerows.

Ten plus Stock Dove a Great-spotted Woodpecker drumming and three Green Woodpecker around, a single Lapwing flew west and a few Pied Wagtail seen, also good numbers of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinch noted.
Sparrowhawk seen mobbing a Buzzard and several Buzzards seen in display flight.

Several Reed Bunting back on their breeding areas near the Lees.
An increase in the number of Meadow Pipit around and good numbers of Skylark in the open fields but fewer gulls around today.

Two Small Tortoiseshell butterflies seen.
Blackcap, Song Thrush, Moorhen and Stock Dove in the garden still and a Green Woodpecker frequenting the meadow.

 Song Thrush
 Rooks

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