Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Tuesday 17th January 2012
40 species seen on patch today - mostly seen while working in the fields on the East Malling Research site. Goodies included 12x Reed Bunting, 7x Lesser Redpoll, 12x Skylark, 60+ Linnet, 4x Tufted Duck (on a partially iced Bradbourne Lake, uncommon on patch) and a Little Egret. The full complement of thrushes was achieved with predominantly numbers of Redwing in Barming on my walk into work, and 500+ Fieldfares in East Malling (but no Redwings!). I had expected to find Meadow Pipit, Little Grebe, Wren and Pied Wagtail...but they weren't to be found!