18th November 2016

The highlight of the day came when two vocal Firecrests, a male and a female, performed well at the north end of the eastern flank of Pages Acre. A redpoll and two Mallards overflew the farm and a Brambling was heard above Fames Rough. The Barn Owl was still at the farm.

Eight Meadow Pipits were at the farm and another in Hither Field, two Bullfinches were at The Scrub while another Bullfinch, four Pheasants, two Little Owls, two Greenfinches, eight Skylarks, an adult Common Gull,  55 Linnets, a Pied Wagtail, four Yellowhammers and four Kestrels were at the farm. As for thrushes, around 20 Fieldfares and 55 Redwings were at the farm and a further six and one respectively were in the Woods. Treecreepers included one in Tawny Wood and three in the vicinity of Piddly Pond while three Common Buzzards were represented by a single at The Scrub and two at the farm.

Firecrest, Pages Acre
Common Buzzard, Reads Rest Cottages

Geoff Barter and David Campbell (photos)