Plenty more snow again today which has meant that keeping the birds fed has been a full time job. Plenty of Fieldfares, a couple of Redwing, a Mistle Thrush, a Lesser Redpoll and good numbers of common birds adorned the garden. A Common Buzzard has been regularly sitting up in a tree overlooking our small back garden and today it again took up temporary residence. Attracted by the large numbers of birds visiting the garden, today he/she took action with a surprisingly fast attack on a feeding Woodpigeon which escaped minus a few feathers!
A couple of juvenile Woodpigeons amongst the 50+ strong flock is a reminder that they breed all year round these days. At least 3 Bramblings were regular during the day and a Siskin was flying around.
Birds elsewhere were restricted to two Woodcock flushed from a hedge between the Brampton Valley Way and Blueberry Farm plus a Chiffchaff and 2 Lesser Redpolls were in the northern-most field of the Blueberry complex. Five Bramblings were attracted to the seed at Harrington Airfield today.
Eleanor and Neil