9th March 2017

A ♂ Grey Wagtail flew west and two ♂ Stonechats were mobile around the farm. Two Mallards flew over and Little Owls were showing at Legal & General and on the east side of Horse Pasture. 14 Yellowhammers were counted, including two singing ♂♂. Common Buzzards were enjoying the warmth, 11 birds possibly including some migrants. The Legal & General sports field held three adult Common Gulls and 23 Black-headed Gulls. Four Kestrels were noted across the farm and a Pied Wagtail was still in the Legal & General car park. 17 Linnets and six Meadow Pipits were logged but there were only singles of Fieldfare and Redwing

The BW sector had a redpoll and two Siskins in Perrotts Larches, as well as two Treecreepers, three Bullfinches, a Pheasant, a Common Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk.

The spring-like conditions tempted a Small Tortoiseshell and a Brimstone out at the farm, while 11 further Brimstones were counted in BW, along with a Comma.

♂ Yellowhammer
♂ Starling
Small Tortoiseshell
David Campbell (photos), Duncan Jennings, Linda Mount and Ian Pratley