Sunday, 13 December 2009

Beddington Farmlands Winter Birding Tour

Highlights of the local community winter birding tour included a Redshank on the northern lake and luckily the Water Rail was performing too (much to Gillian's joy).
I think the species count was 38 including 25+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 100+ Teal, 3 Snipe, 15+ Goldfinch, 10+ Chaffinch, 4 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 15+ Gadwall, 30+ Shoveler, 1 Water Pipit (heard), 1 Sparrowhawk and a male Kestrel.
There was a concentration of winter thrushes along the path, attracted by a good crop of Hawthorn berries. In addition to the Redwings and Fieldfare there were also good numbers of Blackbird (10+) and a few Song Thrush- presumably winter migrants boosting our resident thrush populations.

1 comment:

The New Shorebirds Project said...

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Cheers, Szimi