19 January 2013
Some light cold weather movement
A few very quiet hours at Staines Moor this afternoon revealed very little cold weather movement (and certainly nothing compared to some other London sites - see today's sightings at Beddington on Pete's blog and yesterday's sightings on Dodge's blog). The highlight was a Redshank that dropped down to the Colne before heading high N. Also seen: 15 Lapwing over, 4 Common Snipe over (1 dropping onto the floods), 27 Fieldfare S, 3 (2m, 1f) Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 1+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Greenfinch over N, 3 Meadow Pipit along the Colne, 4 Mallard (believe me, this is a high site count nowadays), 5 Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe on the Colne and 1+ Kestrel was pretty much it! On Stanwell Moor, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Reed Bunting and a Redwing were logged. No sign of yesterday's Bittern at Stanwell Moor despite a thorough search, and no Short-eared Owls showed at Staines Moor this afternoon.