Bad feet meant an easy week
Still managed to find a flock or two
A mixed flock on a steep sunny south facing woodland slope, consisted predominantly Great Tits...
at least 58 ! feeding in the Beech leaf litter.
Flock 2 was more like a swarm...
Their antics had me smiling as they buzzed back & forth
In & out of their seed filled cereal field
I had several goes at an accurate count & managed 182
although Im quite sure theres more - I'd guessed 200
So - what were they ? Linnet ?, Greenfinch ?, Yellowhammer ??.... No !...
Tree Spugs !!!
Not to be outdone in number, but nowhere near as entertaining were a late afternoon flock of
@1,000 Jackdaws - one in particular showing that it had
come from a good way further East.( Nordic/Russisn type)
Close to home a Pied Wagtail roost Nr Tescos ( what a hideous shit hole )
- that's the shop, not the roost-site, contained at least 150 birds but there could well be double that.
A pair of farmland trees held a marvellous 37 Corn Buntings !
- would be nice if they tried to keep up with their neighbours the Tree Spugs ! but its a great change in fortune for these - it'll be interesting to see how far & wide the territorial males are spaced...
I also have a "flock" of at least 16 Long-eared Owls...
This is the most I've counted without disturbing them, so there is most probably 20+
but after reading how even just 1 or 2 birds are being harassed on the RSPB Reserve
at Teeside, then the least said about Flushing Meadows the better.....!