Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Cholsey Marsh at dusk

Sunshine, 3°, another heavy frost (-5 overnight), light SE.

Approximately 160 Corn Bunting (highest count this winter) in the roost at the marsh this evening, also c50 Meadow Pipit, 5 Starling, a handful of Reed Bunting and a single Yellowhammer.

5 Common Snipe and at least 2 Water Rail on the marsh, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest with a tit flock and 6 Siskin in the riverside Alders and at least 2 Bullfinch in the Blackthorn.

A few Redwing and Fieldfare present and 5 Song Thrush noted.

32 Golden Plover flew overhead and 5 Cormorant flew downstream, a Kingfisher flew upstream and a Mute Swan, a Little Grebe, a Great-crested Grebe and 4 Teal on the river.

A Song Thrush in the garden this morning and the Blackcap also present and the 2 Nuthatch still visiting.

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