Wednesday 11th November 2015
Braved the strong winds to check the local walk around Caldecote Hall. The wind was obviously keeping a lot of small birds down but the Corvids and Raptors seemed to be very active. First up was a Peregrine followed by Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard (4) and Kestrel. Fieldfare numbers had increased, the birds (c40) were perched up high in the various bits of woodland along my route. A small number of Redwing were seen amongst them. It was also good to see a couple of Stonechats, both male, along the flood meadow struggling to stay perched on the swaying Dock stems. It was difficult to judge whether the Chaffinch flock had increased as they were largely staying on the ground and I only saw a couple of Meadow pipits but there could well have been more.