Monday, 14 December 2009
Monday 14th December
Lots of Song Thrushes around at the moment, with my first in the garden since the Spring this morning, and another three (one singing) on my walk into work. Eight Common Gulls were among 23 Herring Gulls and 90+ Fieldfares on the pasture near Kiln Barn Farm and a couple of Pied Wagtails flitted around the barn.
Over Ditton Quarry at lunchtime I eventually connected with the Redpoll flock. They were very mobile on the Alders and interspersed with Goldfinches. I managed to see 5+ Lesser Redpoll, I'm sure the Mealy was in there were with somewhere buttime and light conspired against me and I had to get back to work before finding it! Another five Song Thrushes over the Quarry, with Jay, Bullfinch and Green Woodpecker all adding a dash of colour.