Monday, 10 February 2014


Cloudy, Showers, 6º, light ESE.

A quiet day today, Lollingdon hill had a few Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and Skylark around, also 2 Buzzard and 3 Red Kite.

Still a number (200+) Lapwing present with the gull flock near the pig fields.
2 Great-spotted Woodpecker in evidence with one “drumming” to the west of the hill.

Cholsey marsh is quite submerged at the moment with the river very high, an unknown number of Teal present (only saw a couple) and 2 Common Snipe on the marsh and a few Reed Bunting in the hedgerow and a few Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit on a flooded field nearby.

Bow bridge area was also inaccessible with the footpath underwater for the first time this winter, not much here other than 4 Cormorant resting in a tree.

On driving to Didcot later in the day I decided to go over Cholsey hill and along Hithercroft to check out the floods and found 2 Shelduck with the gulls, they stayed for around 20 mins before flying off north.

The Blackcap still present in the garden and the Moorhen still visiting regularly.



 Ferry Lane & Cholsey Marsh (the river bank is at least 100m down the lane)

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