Wednesday, 13 January 2021

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'The Yellow Corn Road'

This maize harvested from the cover crops has been scattered along the farm road (for the pheasants). Amazingly it is only attracting a small number of birds. Nice to see a few Yellowhammers though.

Long-tailed Duck

Grey Wagtails

The fields and paths are wet and muddy. As a result wagtails, pipits and larks are easy to find this winter.

In the local area there are up to 1,000 Black-headed Gulls, 10+ Mediterranean Gulls, c300 Common Gulls, c100 Herring Gulls, c50 Herring Gulls and a few Great Black-backed Gulls.

Two flocks of c200 (each) Fieldfares and c50 flighty Redwings in a different field.

A lovely mixed flock of Goldfinches (40), Siskins (10) and Redpolls (80). Sadly no snowball types amongst the Redpolls.

Pochard, Smew, Buzzard, Red-breasted Merganser and Ruff also notable, along with two flocks of Golden Plovers.


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