Middle Soar to Southdown Farm

Another farmland bird count found 715 Skylark but just 12 Yellowhammer & 6 Cirl Bunting, a far cry from the hundreds a couple of years ago. Presume buntings have moved off to find more accessible food. Also: 51 Meadow Pipit, Black Redstart, 23 Magpie, 34 Stock Dove, 22 Blackbird, 14 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, 36 Chaffinch & 60 Starling. A nice bonus was 3 Red-throated Divers flying east close inshore at Soar Mill Cove.

Posted December 10th, 2020 at 2:48 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News