Early bird song…

I went out this morning with the intention of beating my winter bird count of 31 species seen.  But whilst I was walking the area I became more aware, because of the start of a period of milder weather a number of species in song.  Members of the Tit family were evident as was a Dunnock at Toad Holes Beck.  Other species were Robin, a Mistle Thrush again at Toad Holes Beck and a surprise was a Chaffinch at Caldene Fields which was in full song although the song was a weaker version than the one heard in spring.

A dog walker told me his dog flushed 2 Woodcock around Christmas time one at Raw Nook NR…both of which I missed!  Oh and my species count was 30 species with nothing unusual found.

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