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On Dec 17th Dan reported 52 chaffinch ( mainly males) and 15 linnet, plus 8 lapwing in Flora Field. Link to LDBWS website below.
Chaffinch 33, stock dove, 9, reed bunting 4, robin, 3 blackbird 7, greenfinch1, goldfinch 1
Fieldfare 5, goldcrest 2
Also – twite and reed bunting recorded later – location not given
Very cold and ground remains frozen
Recorded on Dec 7th during very cold weather
LDBWS feeding station : 24 chaffinch, 5 stock dove, 4 reed bunting (3F), 3 robin, 2 blackbird, 2 linnet
Pony Wood: 3 jay
West Field: 2 redshank
Today’s flush count was carried out in good conditions, with some welcome sun at times. Two Snipe came up from School Pond, and then 33 Common Snipe and 24 Jack Snipe were flushed from the rushy areas of Big Meadow, giving a total of 59 for the two species.
A Woodcock was also spotted flying up from Upper Sowerholme with six Mallard, and 4 Teal were seen on School Pond.
A lovely song thrush this morning in the extension.