Sunday, 29 January 2012

Home Cottage Farm - 28 January 2012

We went in anticipation of overnight frost, but there was none, and the ground was nice and soft. Plenty of Fieldfares and Redwings, about 500+ at one stage in the horse paddocks, and they spent most of the day roaming around feeding on the ground in the various adjacent fields and orchards. We had about 150 on the ground in the orchard where we had set up, but unfortunately they were at the opposite end to where we had the nets up, and only managed one of each of the target species. A little frustrating seeing so many in the right orchard and when they flew off, to find so few in the nets!

 Redwing - adult

Totals (5 new 3 re-traps) :

Green Woodpecker - 0 (2)
Blackbird - 1
Fieldfare - 1
Redwing - 1
Blue Tit - 0 (1)
Goldfinch - 2