Monday, 5 January 2015

Year ticking

An early morning walk around Hackney Marshes provided a number of year ticks including a Mistle Thrush, a Nuthatch, two Treecreepers and three Reed Buntings. A Water Rail gave excellent views in the wet woodland, nine Bullfinches was a good count and single Chiffchaff and Blackcap were noted in bushes by the car park. Nearby a pair of Stonechats were on the racecourse along with a flock of 35 Skylarks.

A look at the estuary off Coombe Cellars at low tide revealed 36 Common Gulls and an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Elsewhere around the patch three Fieldfares were with Redwings at the top of Hackney Lane and two Stock Doves flew from a field near Bishopsteignton.

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