Sorry for late posting….. spent 10.00 to 3.00 “in the field” y’day 31/1 and then, after a hospital visit, v. brief visits to
and Broggie between
4.30 and 4.50. Stew Lake
Octagon Farm:~ Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 4 Bullfinches
Meadow Lane GP’s:~ 2 Mistle Thrushes, well over 1500 Golden Plover (possibly twice that figure) and 500+ Lapwings, 18 Skylarks, 4 Mipits, 2 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Redshank again
Mox Hill:~ 2 Mistle Thrushes
Sheerhatch:~ 2 Red Kites south of the reservoir
G M Growers, U Caldecote:~ 2 Grey Partridges west of, 1 very nice jumbo hot-dog with all the trimmings = excellent cholesterol count!
Furzenhall Farm;~ raining now and bleak but pair of Stonechats showing very well in the first paddocks
Southill Bend:~ 1 female Brambling amongst flock of 50+ Chaffinches but no show by Linnet flock
Pastures Farm, S of Cardington:~ 14 Yellowhammers, 3 Corn Buntings, 1 Reed Bunting – it is important to only view from the
here, the farm track is strictly
private (TL095463) Southill Road
In all 74 species today, 4 up on my New Year day list with Green Sandpiper and Stonechat taking my Beds year-list up to 106, (4 down on 2013), of which 96 have counted as self-found. The total County year-list at the end of January is 115 which I’ll detail over the weekend in a separate email.