Saturday, 9 January 2016


A brief visit to the nature reserve today (just the stony path/cutting/Simons Grove areas to avoid the muddy bits) produced a soaring Sparrowhawk over the cutting, a couple of fly-over Chaffinches and a mixed flock of Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits. Then it rained.

Two Ravens flew over Fairlawn Road on my way to Narroways and there were 6 Magpies in one tree. On my way back, 4 Jackdaws flew over Fairlawn and a Blackbird was in full song - my first of the 'spring'.

In St Andrews Park there were superb numbers of Goldfinches - a flock of at least 40 - and a few Robins, Blackbirds and a Greenfinch.

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