Other highlights included 3 Raptor species, the first being a COMMON BUZZARD that was seen perched in a tree at the Pub Field/Tree Nursery boundary, the second was a female SPARROWHAWK that sped across Migrant Alley, putting up about 40 FIELDFARE, and 30 BLACK HEADED GULL, I had already scanned the gulls for a Med. Gull but none was found, although six COMMON GULLS were found, an all time peak count for my patch! The third raptor species for the day was the pair of KESTRELS that were again perched up at the Greenhouse Grounds, where the only SISKINS and BULLFINCH seen this morning were also to be found. This LITTLE OWL was seen in the adjacent Greenhouse Copse, enjoying some warm sunshine.
Songsters today, along with the lone Skylark, were, BLACKBIRD, SONGTHRUSH, MISTLETHRUSH, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, GREENFINCH, CHAFFINCH, WOODPIGEON, GREAT TIT, COAL TIT, WREN, GOLDCREST and STOCK DOVE - spring is certainly fast approaching now :-)