Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A Touch of Frost!

Sunny, 2º, light SW, a chilly day after a heavy overnight frost and temp dropped to -7º the night before!

A visit to Lollingdon this afternoon with thrushes feeding in the fields and scattered all around the area.

c200 Fieldfare, c100 Redwing, c60 Blackbird, 20+ Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush and 80 Starling.

A Jack Snipe flushed from a field and disappeared in usual Jack Snipe fashion, 10 Lapwing flew north over the hill and a Sparrowhawk causing panic amongst the 200 or so Linnet on the hill.

6 Corn Bunting, 18 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard and 3 Red Kite also noted.

A Muntjac Deer seen.

8 Blackbirds frequenting the garden today along with 5 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, at least 10 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blackcap, 2 Carrion Crow, a few Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, a few Blue Tit and Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit and a Pheasant walked past the garden but did not enter.

Blackcap and a Sparrowhawk in TW’s garden today (TW, JL).

 Song Thrush
 Blackbird & Chaffinch in the garden (Loren)

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