Friday, 11 January 2013
Woodoaks Farm, Stockers Farm & Stockers Lake
A mid-afternoon visit in cold but calm conditions with Steve Carter produced the following species of note:-
Common Buzzard (1 feeding on earth worms on winter wheat field), Collared Dove (36 in old orchard), Fieldfare (c50 on pasture above old orchard).
Common Teal (7 on flooded field), Ring-necked parakeet (3), Mistle Thrush (3 feeding on field above paddock), House Sparrow (7 in hawthorn).
Eurasian Wigeon (2), Common Goldeneye (8), Water Rail (1 calling from reeds at the east side of the lake), Eurasian Nuthatch (3 including 2 birds visiting bird table).