MSTW  22/01/2014

The fields opposite the car park and towards the junction of Sand Lane are holding a cracking finch flock at the moment with 80+ linnets, also goldfinches, chaffinches, reed bunts, bullfinches,and 20+ lesser redpolls. A few tree spugs were getting in on the act. I trawled through them, hoping for one of last year’s twite, but no luck. A couple of the male linnets were showing pink on the breast already, a reminder that spring is round the corner. Both red-legged and grey partridges have been frequenting these fields too, along with mistle thrushes, fieldfares and redwings.

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Two peregrines were sat on the pylons in the distance, a spot I’ve seen them quite often. No doubt a resting place, prior to making raids on the marsh.

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In case you were wondering, I havn’t been able to re-find the all-white thrush again that we saw at the weekend.