13th November

Eight angry Goldcrests were among the birds betraying the roost site of a Tawny Owl in, appropriately enough, Tawny Wood today. Thrushes at the farm included a single Mistle Thrush, at least 80 Fieldfares and perhaps 10 Redwings. The caravan site held a Pied Wagtail and in Hither Field were six Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel; two Bullfinches were elsewhere in the Woods sector. At 16:55, the Barn Owl was seen quartering Horse Pasture and at least six Little Owls were vocal at dusk.

Regular birders, please note: The texting system (or rather my phone) is broken again, so any urgent news will be disseminated via the Twitter feed

Tawny Owl in Tawny Wood (Ian Ward)

David Campbell, Phil Wallace and Ian Ward