Friday, 24 March 2017


Overcast with sunshine later, 12°, light ENE.

Still waiting for migration to happen, you go out at this time of year in anticipation of seeing our first summer migrants appear but as if quite often the does not happen.

The best of the birds today noted by Michael Pocock.

“I’ve be bemoaning the lack of Golden Plover on Cholsey Hill this winter, but having heard Lapwing on a field off Wallingford Road recently I checked them out this morning and as well as 8 Lapwing (seemingly setting up territories) there was the flock of Goldies – about 70 with some in stunning summer plumage.

And then to top it off a resplendent “White” Wagtail appeared in front of me in the ploughed field.”

As for Lollingdon this morning, it was rather quiet. 5 singing Chiffchaff between the village and Lollingdon, no more than 30 Fieldfare and a single Redwing.

Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting still out around the stubble field and 2 Corn Bunting and a Jay on Lollingdon Hill.

Green Woodpecker very vocal at the moment with 3 heard and a Coal Tit singing on the periphery of the meadow.

last pic courtesy Michael Pocock.

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