5th March 2018

A great day, with a male Black Redstart found along Reads Rest Lane (SS) being the clear highlight. Other notable sightings included a female Peregrine roaming CF and a Red Kite which flew southeast over Broadfield, as well as a Lapwing in Infront George East and the first spring migrant Stonechat of the year was at Reads Bottom. One of the Barn Owls was seen and three Little Owls and a Tawny Owl were also noted at the farm. 40 Skylarks, 150 Fieldfares and 30 Redwings were counted in the sector, along with three fly-over Pied Wagtails, two Yellowhammers, a Meadow Pipit, three Buzzards (including a near-white bird), a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and 20 Goldfinches. Common Gulls increased to 16.


Geoff Barter, Ian Magness, Simon Suter and Ian Ward