Sunday, 1 January 2012

Home Cottage Farm, Iver Heath - 30 December 2011

A brief visit to the orchard turned out to be frustrating for a number of reasons, firstly we did not take all the 60s with us, having failed to check what was in the car the night before, plus the rain started to fall, firstly lightly, but it was clear with the cloud cover thickening, it indicated a need to take down earlier, which turned out to be the right thing to do. The main frustrating thing was there were a fair number of Fieldfare around, though most were coming down into an area where some Pears had fallen, not where we were set up, unfortunately.  In the end we only caught nine birds before finishing at 11.

Chaffinch - 3 male


Green Woodpecker - 0 (2)
Chaffinch - 3
Goldfinch - 4