Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Southfields Farm, Coleshill.

I'm pretty sure that I've never been birding to the same location three times in a row, well I now have, at least the visits were spread out over a month.

Highlights from today were seeing eight Slylark in one field, there may have been more but some were so high up they were hard to get an exact number, I also saw and heard Skylark in every field I passed through, always great to hear Skylark singing. Again there were hundreds of Linnet in one the fields which is seeded for them over the Autumn/Winter, it was amazing sight when hundreds of them took to the air, also nice was the sight of a sizeable number of Redwing in the flock. Another good number of birds in a flock was c.50 Chaffinch who were among the birds feeding on one of paths where the supplementary food is left. Worth another mention is the sheer number of House Sparrow, the good number of Reed Bunting, and the sightings of Green Woodpecker and Stock Dove. The most Yellowhammer seen in one go today was the princely sum of nine.

Birds seen today, Buzzard, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Goldcrest, c.200 Linnet, Reed Bunting, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, c.50 Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen and Cormorant (flying overhead).

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