Middle Soar & Southdown Farm

2nd winter farmland bird count on an amazing day: 117 Cirl Bunting - a new Devon county record and I may have missed some! (haven't seen 2020 county data). 169 Yellowhammer & 900 Skylark. National Trust doing a fine job by providing winter food!

Also: Avocet landed on the new lagoons at 10:40 before flying off west - the first ever Soar record; 8 Teal, 55 Meadow Pipit, 30 Starling, 45 Chaffinch, 80 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet.

Non-avian: Brown Hare, 9 Sika Deer inc.6 stags, 14 Roe Deer inc.one stag in velvet.

Re.my forthcoming book on 2History of the Birds of Soar", I could do with a good pic of a Bobolink (not breeding male) if anyone can help. Email: robmacklin@outlook.com

Posted January 12th at 2:33 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News