9 November 2012

Early winter at Staines Moor

Light south-westerlies and overcast conditions at the moor this morning. Quite a lot of thrushes around, either feeding on hawthorn berries or flying over, with 104 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing, 15 Blackbird, and a Mistle Thrush over S. 13 Mute Swan (3 on the Colne and 10 over) is my highest site count and 1m Stonechat (feeding along the Colne), 2 Goldcrest, 1-2 Grey Wagtail along the Colne, 6 redpoll sp. over (mainly N), 20 Linnet, 1 Skylark S, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and several Black-headed Gull around the Colne were also noted.

Male Stonechat along the Colne

Stanwell Moor produced 6 Blackbird, several Redwing, 1-2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 redpoll sp. over, 3-4 Reed Bunting, 1f Wigeon, 4m Teal, 12 Goldfinch and 1m Pheasant.


  1. WHat's happening on the seed!?

    1. Most of the seed has already gone and only a Carrion Crow on it today. That crow has cost me!