Kojak and I went looking for Tree Sprogs this morning. Had a pair and a spare and possibly two extra birds. So literally hanging on by the skin of their teeth. The population was nearly a 1000 birds post breeding in 2007 and there were still 100 broods in 2012. The decline was sudden. Nearly all of the target species for conservation are now either extinct or in drastic decline at Beddington presumably a result of the lack of implementation of the conservation management plan by Viridor.
Had this Marsh Harrier go over today too. Also the cold weather produced a small influx of Redwings and also surprisingly Blackbirds- at least 12 between Mile Road Bridge and Irrigation Bridge. Also 3 Jack Snipe, 4 Water Pipit, 100+ Linnet, 20 Goldfinch and 15+ Mipit.