14th February 2017

A count of 14 Siskins in the BW sector included a feeding flock of 12 by the path running south from the high path between the Holly Lane car park and the Park Farm compound. A 50-strong flock of Lesser Redpolls was skittish around Piddly Pond but sometimes settled on the silver birches there. A Yellowhammer heard calling overhead was a good record for BW. A Red Kite drifted west over the woods and the female Stonechat was again on view in Holly Lane Meadow. Other BW sector sightings included a Common Buzzard, eight Treecreepers, 12 Nuthatches, eight Redwings and 10 Bullfinches.

Legal & General had a Common Gull and three Redwings of note, while a Common Buzzard was also seen at the farm.

Lesser Redpolls

David Campbell (photos), Linda Mount, Ian Pratley and Mark Stanley