On this day Monday 24 October




Warm sunny October morning, 

Concentrated on the hedges that run along the road to the reservoir, good numbers of small farm land birds. Took me two hours just to get as far as the field were the Golden Plovers and Lapwings were feeding. Same field every year they over winter, will be interesting to see if more arrive over the winter. This is the larges flock I have seen here. Someone estimated there could be over 1000 birds. 

First time I have seen the Tree Sparrows here in a few years, they used to be next to the farm, larger numbers of Tree Sparrows are there now, I wonder if the Tree Sparrows got pushed out.

Going to try and go once a week over the winter months to record the birds.
Dunnock
Red Campion (Silene dioica)



Pied- wagtail

House Sparrow

Collard Dove 

Female Chaffinch


Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Field of Golden Plovers


Golden Plover
Field of Golden Plovers


Tree Sparrows and Yellowhammer

Tree Sparrow

Linnets 

Reed Bunting

Comments

  1. Super post Amanda with great photos and a wonderful variety of birds :) Love the huge flock of Golden Plovers and good news re: Tree Sparrows - I haven't seen any for years although someone local who is a birder saw a flock recently about 5 miles away from here. Good idea to visit regularly - look forward to reading more about this great place :)

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    1. Thanks RR , I was so pleased to see the Tree Sparrow as I thought they had suffered. Numbers not good for this bird.Been back to day, not as many birds showing.
      Amanda xx

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  2. So many lovely birds and a huge amount of Plovers! I really need to make the effort to get over more often but I don't think it'll be until the new year now. So i'll have to view it through your posts!! xx

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    1. Thanks Pam
      Been back today, not one Plover...it can be a bit of a hit and miss place for birds.
      Amanda xx

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