11.12.13. Birdlog (Counting Up)
A Common Buzzard flushing a Reed Bunting from the track along Lordship Lane.
A fine drive around starting from No. 6 tank then down to the farm and finally arriving at a muddy Ince marshes 3 hours later. My car was covered in splattered mud, but at the end of the day it was well worth it.
Male Stonechat along Lordship Lane.
Observations are not in any particular order so included: Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, Raven, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Goldeneye, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Curlew, Goldfinch, Greenfinch.
A festive Redwing settles in a Holly bush to feed.
Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Snipe, Linnet, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Magpie.
Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Redshank, Robin, House Sparrow, Rook, Shelduck, Skylark, Starling, Collard Dove, Wood Pigeon and Wren.
This Stoat (above) wasn’t the brightest bauble on the Christmas tree when it raided a bird nest and obviously went away empty pawed. Also present were Weasel and of course the ubiquitous Rabbit.
Observer and images: Stuart Maddocks