Friday, 5 January 2007

Bird news

Friday, 5th January

My second consecutive lunchtime visit to the excellent Borage Field by Sandy Quarry, full of weeds and cover:
Skylark, 52 - my highest ever site count and the average of three counts, up from 42 yesterday
Chaffinch, 110 - another high site count, average of three counts, up from 80 yesterday
Brambling, 2 females, not present (or unseen) yesterday
Lesser redpoll, 2 again (as yesterday)
Fieldfare, 20
Redwing, 12
Greenfinch, 10 (well below my highest count here of 77)
Meadow pipit, 1
Red-legged partridge, 8
With so many small passerines around, I half expected a merlin to put in an appearance.
(Darren Oakley-Martin)

Thursday, 4th January
  • Lunchtime at the Borage Field by Sandy Quarry produced a very nice mixed feeding flock consisting of: c.80 chaffinch, c.20 greenfinch, 42 skylark, 12 redwing, at least 2 lesser redpoll and a single fieldfare. (Darren Oakley-Martin)
Wednesday, 3rd January
  • A few siskins in pines on the Plateau. (Darren Oakley-Martin)

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