29th January 2017

A restless Reed Bunting was an unexpected arrival, calling as it flew around the Reads Rest Cottages end of Owl Meadow at 10:00 but not settling in view. 18 Meadow Pipits flew up from the stubble in Broadfield and a Lesser Black-backed Gull drifted over. One Little Owl briefly called. 160 Redwings and 80 Fieldfares were shifted between the fields while Skylarks and Chaffinches were in full song for the first time this year.

Selected other sightings from the farm were the tame juvenile Common Buzzard, two Common Gulls, two Bullfinches, two Greenfinches and a Yellowhammer.

David Campbell