29 December 2015

Final patch visit of 2015: 29 December

A very uneventful final patch visit of 2015 today. Highlights on Staines Moor were 4 Water Pipit (Colne), 1 Treecreeper (old railway), 11 Stonechat (6m, 5f), 3 (1H) Common Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest (including 1 in subsong), 5 Little Grebe (Colne), 1 Coot (Colne - first of the winter), 2f Reed Bunting, 1 Little Egret, 1 Redwing, 17+ Fieldfare (Bonehead Woodland), 1H Siskin over, 15+ Goldfinch, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Skylark, 2-5 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove and a Great Spotted Woodpecker seen entering a roost hole along Bonehead Woodland at dusk.

Also, plenty of birds heard singing today in the extremely mild conditions including Song Thrush, Common Chiffchaff, Wren, Robin and Great Tit.

Stanwell Moor added 39 Northern Lapwing, 4m Northern Shoveler E and 1m Sparrowhawk.

1 of 4 Water Pipits along the Colne today. Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough for any better photos.

Weather: Mild, sunny, 2 oktas, light but cool S wind.


  1. Well done on a great year, Lee - you have been rewarded...! http://randonsramblings.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Looks like not a bad line up to me.