Stonechats by the newt ponds

Male and female Stonechat on vegetation by the newt ponds, alongside Aldcliffe Road at around midday on November 22.

Also 4 Reed Buntings and 1 Linnet at the feeding station, with Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Woodpigeon and 1 Stock Dove

6 Linnet on path-side tree, Pony Wood
6 Stock Dove feeding on Flora Field by the bee hives

1 Jay

Birds in Flora Field

This morning we saw stock dove and reed bunting ( male and female) feeding on the recently scattered seed, chaffinch, goldfinch and blue tit on the table as well as overflying kestrel , long-tailed, blue and great tits.

November Flush Count

The first Snipe flush count was carried out on Monday. This autumn the weather has been very mild and relatively dry, so birds could be later arriving in Britain from eastern Europe. Resident Common Snipe in Britain are joined by birds from Scandinavia, Iceland and mainland Europe. Jack Snipe don’t breed here but overwinter here after breeding in northern Europe and Russia. The overall count was 42 birds (including 15 Jack Snipe) mostly in Big Meadow with 6 in School Pond where the conditions have improved from last year.

Clio Graham