Monday, September 10, 2012

Mixenden and Stodfold

Drizzle up there this morning but lots of birds about, especially Swallows, probably 150+ with a lot of juveniles. Only 2 House Martins though.
2 Common Snipe >SW
c40 Lesser Black backs >SW
32 Pied Wagtails (no whites) and c60 Meadow Pipits in the fields at Stodfold
1 female Stonechat lower end of golf course
1 Spotted Flycatcher in the big hedge along Hays Lane by the reservoir.
1 each Green and Gt Spotted Woodpeckers
1 Tree Pipit flyover at Stodfold
c20 Linnets and 30 + Goldfinch on thistles
1 Wheatear
No raptors but conditions were poor.

Juvenile Swallows

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

A rewarding day for your efforts Dave, some good birds there. Watch for the Pinkies from Ringby Top, DCBs already had one skein.