Sunday, 10 November 2013
With a few things to do today including working and setting up fireworks for this evenings village display I was at Whitemoor Haye around 07.30 for a couple of hours. Birds noted were 4 Tufted Duck, 64 Mallard (34 of them flew from a small hidden pool), 10 Coot, 13 Wigeon, 1 only Mute Swan (four years ago I was counting 130 plus daily!!!!), 1 Redshank, 86 Lapwing, 2 Fieldfare, 60+ Tree Sparrow, 30+ Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 male Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 210+ Golden Plover and a large flock of Chaffinch and Greenfinch. A great visit with birds being very active. Near the pig farm I watched a large flock of Greenfinch and Chaffinch, in the region of 300 birds. I was hoping for a Brambling or two but none were found.