South Brent / Bittaford

Five very noisy and raucous Jays at home first thing this morning, the garden feed station was busy throughout the day at one point a count of 24 House Sparrow, numerous Chaffinch, others included Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch M&F, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Long Tailed Tit, Pied Wagtail, Starling and the "Italian Sparrow sp", later in the afternoon a small flock of Redwing in the field hedge, all birds being flushed when a female Sparrowhawk came through.

A mid morning walk along the Red Lake (Puffing Billy) track above Bittaford gave small numbers of Meadow Pipit and Skylark, singles of Blackbird, Stonechat and Redwing, highlight of the walk was a female Merlin.

Italian Sparrow sp

Posted February 6th at 4:51 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News