A change in the weather today with some sunshine and spring like weather, warm enough in some spots for a flyby Red Admiral butterfly (first butterfly of the year). Don’t be fooled though as we are only a third of the way thru January!
A flooded field out at Lollingdon hosted c200 Black-headed Gull, 40’ish Lesser Blackback Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also 9 Lapwing and 7 Teal.
Lots of the usual thrushes around with c300 Fieldfare, c100 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush (in song), 30+ Blackbird and 8 Song Thrush.
2 Raven flew east over the hill calling as they went and a rather grey looking Buzzard seen out there for the first time.
A Kingfisher regular out at Lollingdon. Per TW & DM.
A Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest in the school nature reserve by Bunk Bridge.
2 Little Egret around Cholsey at the moment with 2 seen on the Church road flood recently and 1 on Cholsey brook out at Little Lollingdon. (several observers).
4 Blackcap (2m & 2f) frequenting a garden in West End. Per TW.
Mammals: Brown Hare & Roe Deer.
Butterflies: 1 Red Admiral.