19th February 2018

In the evening, two Barn Owls and a Woodcock were seen around Reads Bottom.

Ian Magness

18th February 2018

Two Hawfinches flew from the north side of the Harholt Plantation and towards Coneyboro Hill at 16:01 (IPW). A couple of hours later, two Woodcocks were seen as they flew across Green Belt Field and into Ruffett Wood, where 30 Redwings were counted. A Little Owl and a Buzzard were seen in CF.

Kevin Guest, Ian Magness and Ian Ward

16th February 2018

A Mistle Thrush and two Buzzards were noted in BW.

Graham Harris and Duncan Jennings

14th February 2018

Two Hawfinches were seen again at Fames Rough.

Geoff Barter

12th February 2018

The female Stonechat was still in Hither Field, while two Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk were also in the BW sector.

Graham Harris and Duncan Jennings

11th February 2018

A Red Kite flew over BW and other raptors there were singles of Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Kestrel.

Ian Ward

10th February 2018

Tattenham Meadow hosted 40 Fieldfare and 30 Redwings, while a charm of 35 Goldfinches was on the edge of Pages Acre.

Paul Goodman

7th February 2018

A Hawfinch put in a brief appearance as it flew out from Coneyboro Hill and departed south. A Lesser Redpoll dropped into Fames Rough, where a female Sparrowhawk was hunting. A Cormorant flew over Coneyboro Hill.

David Campbell, Ian Magness and Adrian Speed

6th February 2018

Three Hawfinches showed themselves early morning in the beeches on the north side of Coneyboro Hill, a wonderful sight and indicating that the species is feeding on site. A Grey Heron flew over and 18 Redwings were at Fames Rough. At CF a Mallard flew over and the flock of 80 Linnets remained near Canons Farmhouse, while 17 Skylarks were in Game Field. Two Little Owls, a Fieldfare, three Buzzards, a Kestrel, a Common Gull and two Greenfinches were also noted in the sector.

Geoff Barter and David Campbell

5th February 2018

Two Hawfinches were heard calling and eventually tracked down around the yews and larches at Fames Rough, where two Ravens flew over. The female Stonechat flitted along the fence in Hither Field. Other sightings in the sector included 28 Redwings, a Greenfinch, two Kestrels and a Buzzard. Two Red Kites, two Collared Doves, 20 Skylarks, 80 Linnets and a Fieldfare were at CF. Fly-overs included a Great Black-backed Gull and a Grey Heron.

Raven at BW
Red Kite at CF
Fieldfare at CF
Kestrel at CF

Geoff Barter and David Campbell (photos)

4th February 2018

The female Stonechat was still in Hither Field and three Buzzards were in the sector. Five Coal Tits were counted.

Ian Ward

1st February 2018

A Woodcock was flushed from the Harholt Plantation and the female Stonechat lingered in Hither Field and a Lesser Redpoll was also in the BW sector. At CF were 10 Skylarks, a Little Owl, a Tawny Owl and a Mistle Thrush.

Geoff Barter and Duncan Jennings

31st January 2018

The month came to a modest close with five Yellowhammers and 50 Fieldfares counted at CF...

Ian Magness

30th January 2018

Sightings in the CF sector included a Little Owl, a Fieldfare, nine Redwings, 35 Linnets, a male Kestrel, a Buzzard and a Common Gull. In BW were eight Redwings and another Buzzard of note.

Duncan Jennings

28th January 2018

Sightings at CF included a Red Kite, four Little Owls, 17 Rooks, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, a Yellowhammer, 40 Fieldfares, 25 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 80 Linnets and three Skylarks. In BW, a redpoll and a Pied Wagtail flew over, while 12 Meadow Pipits, a Collared Dove two Mistle Thrushes were in Hither Field. Four Bullfinches were in the Harholt Plantation.

David Campbell, Paul Goodman, Ian Magness, Natasha Preston and Ian Ward

27th January 2017

A group of five Bullfinches near Legal & General was noteworthy for the CF sector.

Ian Magness