My first birds of note of the day included 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers which flew over Vicarage Lane as I walked down to the bus stop in the morning at 7:20am.
I arrived at 7:50am and had a short walk around the park encountering many of the usual species including 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Nuthatches, and 3-4 Green Woodpeckers (only heard but still a larger number than is usual for most days). Also of note included a total of 4 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Jays, 1 calling Redpoll sp. and a Grey Heron called loudly from the nature reserve.
FIELDS BEHIND THE RSSKL
- cloud 3/3 shade 1/3
- wind 1/3
- temp. 0/3
I made a little diversion from Broadfield Farm, were I hoped to find more Little Owls for my survey to Middle Farm (west of the A41) also in search of Little Owls. Unfortunately, I found none, but did have some other surprises including a flyover Cormorant a calling Pheasant and a late migrant Fieldfare.