Saturday, 27 November 2010

Impressive flock of TREE SPARROWS at Gallows Bridge

Gallows Bridge Farm; At one point made it 23 TREE SPARROWS, most of time c10 /Large fem PEREGRINE hunting at far end of main meadow put up 2 Snipe and chased them, for 4th time seen it rest in open on meadow after atttacks/ c 60 Golden Plover+c50 Lapwing flew over heading West. Saw c40 Goldies flying South earlier from my Whitchurch garden.

Calvert; Redhead SMEW still present on sailing lake but can be very hard to spot; also drake Mandarin; 3 Teal on BBOWT lake.

Hillesden; the adult WHOOPER SWAN again in crop field to South of pools with 2 Mutes/ c 60 Greenfinch/c 80 Linnet on set a side strips/ Pools frozen over (Tim Watts Birding)

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