Friday, 6 February 2015


Sunny, 4°, brisk NE, felt a lot colder in the wind.

Lollingdon relatively quiet today, still quite a few thrushes (300+) spread around and a small flock of 10 Song Thrush feeding on the hill with several looking generally greyer and darker so possibly of the northern race. Also, 5 Mistle Thrush present so maybe some birds on the move?

80+ Starling, a Kestrel, a couple of Buzzard, and a Sparrowhawk, several Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit and 2 Pied Wagtail feeding with some sheep, 2 Lapwing flew over and a Corn Bunting in song.

First Blackcap of the winter in the garden this morning, which brings the total to 4 so far this winter in the garden.

Per MP,
“Yesterday we had 2 Jays in the garden (1st we’ve seen since moving in 2.5 years ago) and 3 Reed Bunting (1st for this winter) plus a Fieldfare that has been a regular on the cherry tree. A Blackcap was around last weekend – they seem scarce this winter. 

In addition, into work this morning there was a Raven near to the roundabout at the end of Wallingford road.”  

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