Sunday 28 November 2010

Home Cottage Farm, Iver Heath - 27 Nov 2010

With the weather have turned cold and frosty we thought we would give the orchard a go for winter Thrushes with Gavin and Sam from the ringing group, though we were all in two minds, as we were not sure whether any had actually started coming into the orchards, and with the low wind we wondered whether a bash at Chobham Common for the many Redpolls in the area would have be a better option. As it turned out, yes it would have been, as the catch at Chobham was a 100+ Redpolls. We had a few Fieldfares knocking around, but no Redwings, and none of the 20 Fieldfares about were coming into the orchard where the large amount of windfalls were, possibly as they were still rather hard and not yet softening up. We managed only 24 new birds, with 3 re-traps.

Green Woodpecker - 1
Robin -1
Blackbird - 4
Song Thrush - 1
Long-tailed Tit - 2
Great Tit - 5
Blue Tit - 8
Chaffinch - 2


Green Woodpecker

Song Thrush