Sunday, 18 January 2015

Third Time Not So Lucky

I took the short route around patch this evening, spending about 45 minutes around Pony Wood. The Linnet flock in the arable field numbered about 50 but were flighty as usual and disappeared after a while, whereas the Chaffinch flock was once again absent altogether other than 2-3 with the Linnets, meaning a third successive dip of the Brambling this week. For the first time this week there were no Pink-footed Geese on the drumlins to the west.

A male Kestrel was hunting the area throughout the evening and in the process flushed a mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfare. A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were loudly arguing across the gap between Pony Wood and Admiralty Wood, I stayed around the area to dusk but there didn't appear to be any owls at the latter site.


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