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Monday, 29 September 2014

Male STONECHAT through E following hedgerow at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road, Water End.


Male STONECHAT through E following hedgerow at horse paddock at W end of Nettleden Road, Water End - different bird to previous (particularly stunning black & orange Male with extensive white collar) & appeared to be just passing through, seen from field across road, flying in from W, bounding along length of hedgrow E until out of sight. Represents a probable 5 individuals seen in this area over the past couple of weeks!


Also seen...

MEADOW PIPIT at Water End
Usual mixed flocks of C.20 MEADOW PIPITS, C.15 SKYLARKS, C.15 PIED WAGTAILS, C.20 LINNETS, GOLDFINCHES & STARLINGS of recent.

KESTREL accompanied by 2 MAGPIES on top fenceline as it often has been recently.
SPARROWHAWK of recent hunting area, perching on fenceline, & also seen sat in middle of ploughed field for a while.

One or two JAYS high over on migration.



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