10 January 2016

First patch visit of 2016: 10 January

An afternoon at Staines Moor concentrating on the SE corner. The pools are now filling up after the recent rain. Highlights were 7+ Water Pipit (including 6 in the air together around the swamp), 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting over the east side from about 15:30), 1 Peregrine, 14 Stonechat (10m, 4f), 49 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (the later three all in Bonehead woodland), 1m Reed Bunting, 1+f Kestrel (including 1 catching a small mammal), a few Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (swamp), 4 Skylark and 23 Greylag Geese over W at dusk.

Staines Moor shortly before dusk this evening

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