A damp overcast day on the patch today but I managed to get around between the downpours without getting too wet.
There seems to have been an increase in the numbers of Skylark around the patch with a large group of c.60 Skylarks in a field along Witch Lane. Also present in this area were 78 Lapwings, 61 Black-headed Gulls, c.140 Starlings, 9 Stock Doves and a single Grey Heron.
At Heath Lane model aircraft field there were 8 Pheasants (5 immature), a Common Buzzard, and a ♀ Kestrel. 3 Skylarks flew over heading West. 2 Pied Wagtails were present in Heath Lane paddock.
Stanklyn Lane beet field contained 17 Skylarks, c.120 Wood Pigeon, c.60 Starlings, 9 Magpies, 5 Carrion Crows, 1 Jay, 5 Dunnocks, 2 Robins and a Wren. A further 6 Skylarks were seen in the gallops field and a Common Buzzard was on a fence post at the paddocks. A Grey Heron was seen flying West.
There was no sign of Fieldfares or Redwings on or over the patch today.