Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Sunny Winter's Day on the Patch

Top to bottom: Female Stonechat, Teal, Goldfinch, Goldcrest and Great-spotted Woodpecker

Walked the whole farm today for a sweeping winter bird census. Despite all the pressure on the environment at Beddington the birds are still hanging in there (but unfortunately in lesser numbers). However still 10 Skylark, 20-30 Reed Bunting, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 36 Lapwing, 150+ Teal, 36 Gadwall, 30 Shoveler, 13 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 30 Pied Wagtail, 70+ House Sparrows, 80+ Tree Sparrows, 450+ Starling and bird of the day was another Buzzard.

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