I decided to concentrate on two specific areas of the patch today..so I undertook two separate walks.
The first walk was through the beet field, across to Summerfield and back along Stanklyn Lane. Whilst walking the field I flushed 9 Meadow Pipits and 6 Sky Larks. Two flocks of Fieldfare flew over with 30 heading South and 14 heading West. Only a single flyover Redwing was noted. A flock of c.60 Starling were present at Summerfield. The walk back was very quite with very little of note.
The second walk was around the Butts Lane area. Whilst walking the public footpath alongside the stubble I flushed 25 Skylark and a stunning ♀ Yellowhammer. The only other bird of note was a single Pied Wagtail.
All in all a pretty disappointing couple of walks with next to no sign of any Finches or Bunting flocks. I think I will walk another couple of areas next visit and try and locate them.
View across Butts Lane towards Eastfields Farm
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