Friday, 28 November 2014

Thrushes and Peregrines

Cloudy and dull again, 12º, light E.

Pretty dead out in Lollingdon for the first hour until I came across a flock of winter thrushes feeding on the east side of the hill. Up to around 500 birds, mainly Fieldfare with a few Redwing. Also 3 Mistle Thrush close by.

Only other birds up on the hill were 5 Yellowhammer and the usual flock of Linnet.

A Grey Heron out foraging amongst the sheep and 22 Starling flew west.

Little else around noted but a Peregrine flew fast overhead harrying a Wood Pigeon and then veered off towards and settled on a distant pylon only to be joined by a second bird moments later.

 Redwing & Fieldfare
A Peregrine top centre and another on the lower gantry to the left

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