Thursday, 23 October 2008

23 OCTOBER 2008

Botolph Claydon

2 BRAMBLING with about 150 Chaffinches on plough, with a separate flock of 30 Linnet; also 6 FIELDFARES, 3 Skylarks and a first-winter Yellowhammer (Tim Watts)

Grendon Underwood, layby from A41 into village.

An impressive flock of some 300 Linnets, along with 17 FIELDFARES, 8 Skylarks and over 2,000 Common Starlings in flight (Tim Watts)


The drake RING-NECKED DUCK was asleep in the NW arm, with a juvenile RUDDY DUCK in amongst the 23 Pochard present. There were also 14 adult Mute Swans, 4 Shovelers (2 drakes) and 88 Eurasian Wigeon (Lee G R Evans)

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