Wednesday, 21 March 2012

March 21st 2012

35 Fieldfare flew north over my garden at 6:20am and 2 Snipe and 60 Linnets were in the grassy field down Southam road before a walk out to farborough spit with Dave and Colin meeting up with Bob on our return. The walk was uneventful with only 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Shoveler, 47 Goldeneye, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Red-legged Partridge and a Wheatear in two hours.
Napton on the Hill was a little better with 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 7 Buzzard, 2 Raven, Sparrowhawk and 15 Lesser Redpoll heading north plus one Small Tortoiseshell.
Napton Reservoir had 7 Buzzard, male Pochard and 6 Great-crested Grebe and is another reservoir artificially filled to the top and brimming. Single Brimstone flew across the road as we were leaving.
Another afternoon in the garden produced a Golden Plover flying east and a distant Chiffchaff calling.

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