Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A Little Flooding

Sunny, 7º, moderate SW.

After yesterday’s high winds and heavy rain there is now some light flooding in the local area and it does not take long for birds to make use of these new habitats.

A late afternoon walk along the “Bunk Line” saw a couple of Mute Swans, 20+ Mallard, 100+ Black-headed Gull, a couple of Lesser Blackback Gull, 20+ Pied Wagtail and c10 Meadow Pipit all out on the flooded areas. 8 Lapwing flew over as did several Redwing & Fieldfare and a Sparrowhawk flew through, a couple of Yellowhammer present in the hedgerow.

Around 100+ Golden Plover on Cholsey hill still today.

A regular visit by a Sparrowhawk to the garden recently & both & Great-spotted Woodpecker in the garden lately, also a Coal Tit, Treecreeper and a few House Sparrow along with the regulars.

(The “regulars” being, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Moorhen, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird).

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