Tuesday, 13 December 2016

In some really damp, dreary and dull weather, I carried out a full patch walk this morning, finding just 38 bird species in all, but I did get to add COMMON GULL (53) to the December list, when one was seen feeding along with 23 BLACK HEADED GULLS on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley.

A BUZZARD was watched as it flew into the Greenhouse Copse, the only other raptor seen today was a SPARROWHAWK that sped through the Scrubby Woods, upsetting all the Tits and finches there! A CORMORANT almost visited the lakes, but decided better of it, leaving the MALLARDS to dabble on their own.

Not much else of note today, 15 MEADOW PIPITS were on the Ashes Lane Fields, plus a few REDWING and FIELDFARE were at the Small Holding area.

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