Sunday, 13 February 2011
In inclement weather I did eventually venture out, still looking for a Mealy Redpoll or a Lesser Spotted Wood, unsurprisingly I didn't find them but I did have a good views of a couple of Marsh Tits and Coal Tits again. I heard 1 Redpoll and numerous Nuthatches. There was a mixed flock of Rooks and Jackdaws in Park field, probably 70-80 birds in all, the most for sometime. I had a look for the Firecrest but there was no sign of it, however a Goldcrest was busy nearby and my first Buzzard this week gave good views at the bottom of Whitegate farm, now owned by the National Trust. Finally a largish flock of about 50 Chaffinches were in the orchard on the way home.