Sunday, 10 February 2019

10th February

I left the trail camera in the Magic Garden last week, pick of the shots was this one of a pair of Jays. Being normally so wary this is better than any I’ve taken of the species!!

A bit of floodwater in the bottom fields today so a quick walk down there turned up three new bird’s for the year with five Canada Geese, three Shelduck  and a big female Sparrowhawk (surprisingly sending the Black-headed Gulls into a mass panic). Three Buzzards here too.

Carrying on down Greenhills Lane the beet field had a number of birds feeding around the sheeps’ feet. Expecting the usual wagtails and pipits I was surprised to see nearly all the birds were Redwing with about 40 in total in this field.  

In the avenue there were four Treecreepers, mainly feeding low down in the hedgerow, and in the end fields a group of 35 Lapwing, fifty plus Fieldfares and a cracking flock of over 100 Linnets. The first big numbers I have had of this finch for quite a few years.

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