Tuesday 11 January 2011

Hockley Woods

Half decent trip to Hockley Woods today produced 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Lesser Redpoll (feeding in birches - path from opening to pond).

Sunday 2 January 2011

2 out of 3

Me, Lou and Dad Bruty all went to Paglesham Lagoon via Hampton Barns today. We had 3 target birds. Bewick Swan and Black Neck Grebe came up trumps but, as always, Tree Sparrows proved slippery. Good to see some hedgerow packed full of buntings and finches though (until the sparrowhawk ruined the party). 59 species in total to get the year list rolling.