Monday, 3 February 2014

It didn't rain

Cloudy, 8º, moderate SSE.

Water levels down a bit and the mud is very sticky making progress awkward along most pathways.

Several Bullfinch in the millennium wood again, still quite a few berries on some of the bushes keeping them in the area.

Very quiet in the fields between the Bullshole and Lollingdon and was unable to locate any of the larger winter thrush flocks and the first time this winter I’ve seen more Redwing than Fieldfare with 100+ of the former and a handful of the latter, c50 Blackbird, 10+ Song Thrush and a single Mistle Thrush.

2 Sparrowhawks in the vicinity of Lollingdon hill with one hunting the hedgerow to the SW of the hill and another to the East and flying off towards Halfpenny Lane. A small flock of 8 Long-tailed Tit in the hedgerow on the west side and a few singing Robin on the hill, the south facing side was a bit windswept and not surprisingly was very quiet.

Good numbers of Gulls around especially on flooded areas and c200 Lapwing and a handful of Golden Plover with the gulls near the pig fields.

A couple of Buzzard, a single Kestrel and 5 Red Kite also noted.

A Goldcrest in song along Honey Lane yesterday.

 Long-tailed Tits

 Black-headed Gulls on the playing field
 Lesser Blackbacks on the floods at Lollingdon
 Distant Gull flock and Lapwings near the pig fields
 Not sure what these guys were doing hovering low over a field near the Lees

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