2nd February 2017

Three additions to the year list came in quick succession this morning with two overflying Canada Geese followed by a Red Kite, which drifted west, then four Mallards. Eight Meadow Pipits and a Pied Wagtail were also noted. 
Red Kite
Redwings remained the dominant winter thrush, with roving groups making it difficult to come up with a precise total but it was certainly around 300, while Fieldfares numbered 50. Other sightings in the CF sector included a ♀ Sparrowhawk, two juvenile Common Buzzards, an adult Common Gull, a Kestrel, five Rooks, a Bullfinch, 40 Linnets and four Yellowhammers.

David Campbell