Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cholsey & Churn

Cloudy, light rain (heavier later), 14º, breezy from the SW.

A visit to the hill again today located 3 Wheatear (2 & 1), a single Kestrel, 2 Buzzard and a Red Kite around the south face, 4 Swallows flew over and a single Yellow Wagtail.

Approximately 20 Linnet in the vicinity today, the usual Corn Buntings and Yellowhammer, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler.

A visit to Churn after found 2 Shelduck initially then flew off, up to 8 Lapwing, 4+ Yellow Wagtail and several Corn Bunting and Common Whitethroat and a couple of Curlew heard in the distance (30 Sand Martin flew through yesterday (per TW).

And a scarce garden bird turned up today in the form of a Starling that spent a couple of minutes foraging in the garden before flying off, have seen a few flying over the garden recently so am assuming they are breeding nearby.

 Yellow Wagtail
 Corn Bunting
 Shelduck leaving
 Yellow Wagtail
 Skylark descending
 Starling in garden
 Buff-tail (courtesy Loren)
 Cowslips (courtesy Loren)

1 comment:

  1. The Starlings are nesting in an old woodpecker hole near the brook/road - saw them today! It's their regular breeding spot, but they're always very quiet and wary. RB