Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Patch, week 12

March 19th  No visit

March 20th  Highlight of the day was an albino Fieldfare seen from the Greenway amongst a large mixed flock of winter thrushes.

March 21st  A quick visit today revealed three Wheatear and a singing Chiffchaff from the Greenway                                        Patch list 73

March 22nd  A remarkable hour this morning spent viewing the following from the Greenway at the bottom of Blackhorse road :- 200 Fieldfares, 50 redwings, 10 pied wagtails, 6 corn buntings,  6 yellowhammers, 5 stock doves, skylarks, mistle thrushes, blackbirds, robin, meadow pipits and greenfinches, I have never seen such a profusion of birds in one field.               Patch list 74

March 23rd  Another trip down to the field at the bottom of Blackhorse lane. Today there were hardly any winter thrushes, perhaps two dozen, but there was again a lot of other species the highlights being 4 wheatears and a stunning male Bullfinch. I also added Feral pigeon to the year list which I had also seen previously but omitted for no reason.    Patch list 75

March 24th  Blackhorse lane again was my first stop in the hope of turning up a ring ouzel but it was virtually barren except for a wheatear. Nothing else of note on the rest of the patch but I finally got Common buzzard as a garden tick when a call alerted me to one overhead.

March 25th No visit

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