|Mixed Godfinch and Linnet flock|
From 7.00am to 9.15am the following was seen or heard
Redwing – 162, largest group approx 35, all west or north west
Starling – 60 all west
Wood Pigeon – 1 group of 40 high south
Stock Dove – 6 a single group south
Redpoll sp – 2 over north calling
Swallow – 4 all east
Skylark – 23, 2 groups of 12 and 11 north
Meadow Pipit – 18 all north west, highest group 5
Fieldfare – a single bird landed on the hill
Jackdaw – 216, groups of 30, 100, 32 and 54 all high south west. Unusual to see this many moving, behaviour was the same for all 4 groups.They all came in from the north east, landed on the Hill and fed in the short grass, this looks as if it has just been planted up. All the groups then, after a short period of feeding, 20 minutes or so, then lifted up high thermaled round to gain height and then headed of south west. I watched them go through bins, they carried on until out of sight.
No Ring Ouzel or anything that stands out, hopefully they are saving themselves for the weekend when I can get up there again.
|Even more Jackdaws|