In Area 5 the Kingfisher was seen flying upstream towards the aptly named Kingfisher Bridge.
In Area 10, 5 Redwingwere seen in the Lavells Lake car park field by Richard Price.
In Area 10, Fraser Cottington did an hour,sky watching in the Lavells Lake car park late lunchtime, and saw 6 + Red Kite , 2 Buzzard, a solitary Sparrowhawk a few Fieldfare and
half a dozen Redwing
In Area 4 Paul Bright-Thomas was out and about and saw 2 Long-tailed Tit 2, Skylark flying low S, A Kingfisher stopped on a fallen tree over the Emm Brook. 2 ,singing male Nuthatch and a solitary, singing Lesser Redpoll.
In Area 10 a Ring necked Parakeet was heard calling at the bottom of the car park field by Fraser Cottington.
Calling Canada Goose were heard heading S over my Area 5 house first thing this morning..
Not having been able to get out and about for a while, today was a brief respite. Approx 50 Redwing were in Area 5 . At least 12Magpies were in trees alongside the river. A Robin was feeding on the detritus on the Emm at Ripplestram Bridge and a possible pair of amourous Blue Tits were in the Balancing pond in Area 4 by Smiths Walk.
At approx 15:30 today a Kingfisher was seen in Area 4 fying along the Emm from Barkham Rd towards the
Meadow Road bridge from Barkham Road by Wendy Hayward. It saw her and did a quick about
turn to fly back towards Barkham Road.
In Area 9 this morning at the end of Robinhood Way in Winnersh, a Kingfisher flew dowstream along the Emm. A first for the year. Meanwhile in Area 4, Paul Bright-Thomas saw 7 Black-headed Gull heading very high N, 3 Lesser Redpoll low over his garden (in song)and 2 Canada Goose heading SW.
A visit to Area 2 behind Tesco's wasn't over productive. Highlights were 4 Dunnock feeding on the muddy paths and 2 Egyptian Geese bathing in the flooded fields.
In Area 5, 2 Red Kite were dancing in the skies , perhaps a sign of spring.
Following a very wet night the Emm was running at full capacity in Area's 4 & 5 this morning. The only thing on the Emm was 4 male and 1 female Mallard A Grey Wagtail flew up from the floods. A Sparrowhawk was hawking over the Balancing pond. In Area 3 to the rear of the Cala Homes site on Molly Millars Lane, 2 more Mallards were seen and the first Moorhen of the year was hugging the banks of the Emm.