Friday, 28 October 2016


Mainly cloudy, 15°, light W.

A Stonechat on the hill today and a lot of winter thrushes. Mainly Fieldfare (c300), c50 Redwing, 20’ish Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush, also good numbers of Starling around, 250+.

The thrushes were mainly feeding today on Haws (Hawthorn) but also on some Sloe berries (Blackthorn) and Yew berries in a garden near the hill.

A Sparrowhawk, Siskin, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and the regular 3 species of Bunting, 3 more Finch species, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail etc. also seen.

Golden Plover heard calling after dark from Cholsey Hill area.

2 Nuthatch in the garden again today and a Grey Heron in the meadow.

Mammals: Roe Deer and Brown Hare.

Insects: a single Common Darter and 4 Red Admiral.

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