A nice full day in the field, attempting to prepare for the STOC-EPS bird survey, but being a little beaten back by the snow. Here is a summary of the highlights.
Red Kite – Several seen, including a displaying pair.
Black Kite – a good few, including a group of 12 heading north between Osse and Nancray.
ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD – one flew over at Glamondans – a long-awaited lifer.
Collared Dove – 8 at Glamondans.
Black Redstart – Back in reasonable numbers in suitable habitat, seen at La Vèze and around Glamondans.
Stonechat – A male and 3 females at La Vèze, 2 males and 3 females near Glamondans
Wallcreeper – A window tick! One on the building opposite as I had a fag out the window this morning!
Tree Sparrow – Plenty at Glamondans.
Hawfinch – 2 and a single at La Vèze, 150 flew over Glamondans.
Brambling – A male at la Vèze, a female at Glamondans, 5 between Osse and Nancray.
Yellowhammer – At least 4 males at Glamondans.
Tree Sparrows at Glamondans.