This afternoon I decided to brave the near gale force winds and undertake a patch walk. I parked on Stanklyn Lane, walked to Captains Pool then across the beet field towards Summerfield before heading back along the lane.
At Captain's Pool a family party of 6 Mute Swans were new in (TS). Also present were 23 Black-headed Gulls. Along the footpath from Captains was a flock of c.40 Chaffinch, but there was no sign of any Brambling with them as yet.
Whilst walking the beet field 7 Meadow Pipits went up. The only other notables were c.60 Starling, a single Skylark and a Redwing.
That was about it in terms of birds today, although I did add a three more species of winter wildflowers to the list in Bristly Ox-tongue, Cats Ear and Charlock (taking the total to 17). I also found some Coral Spot Fungi on some fallen branches.
Mute Swans (family party) - Captains Pool
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