Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Thrushes still dominant

Sunny, 8º, light N, a fair bit chillier today.

Thrushes still foremost in abundance, a small flock of Fieldfare and Redwing in the millennium wood today, c50 birds, at least 3 Song Thrush and c20 Blackbird, also a Goldcrest present.

Several hundred still out at Lollingdon, c100 Fieldfare, c50 Redwing, c20 Song Thrush and up to 100 Blackbird.

Blackbirds were very frequent in every hedgerow and several Fieldfare and unusually 2 Song Thrush feeding on the ground on the hill.

4 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, a Grey Heron, 2 Jay, 4 Starling, 1 Kestrel, 5 Red Kite and 3 Buzzard also noted.

A flock of 250+ Lapwing flew towards the downs.

When I got back home there were 4 Mallard, 2 Moorhen and 2 Carrion Crow feeding in the garden.

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