In Area 5 the cold weather has brought with it the first sizeable flocks of Siskin with 15 on the Alders to the rear of Morrisons.
13 Fieldfare were seen over Area 4 by Paul Bright Thomas and a Brambling was heard calling flying over high west.
Flying upstream along the Emm Brook by Woosehill roundabout in Area 5 at 09:15 this morning was a Kingfisher , while 11 Fieldfare were seen over Area 4 by Paul Bright Thomas .
In Area 4 Paul Bright Thomas was watching from his backgarden this morning when approx 1,434 Wood Pigeon flew over in 15 mins. The largest flock was 300 in a broad front.
In Area 4 Paul Bright Thomas saw approx 480 Wood Pigeon with several l flocks of 100. Also two Stock Dove in with one flock and 3 Siskin .
In Area 5 a Kingfisher was flying upstream by Ripplestream Bridge.
A brighter day in Area 5 with the afternoon warming up enough to entice 3 Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk circling on the thermals. A smaller movement of Wood Pigeon with just 70 over in small groups all headingly strongly south. A Grey Heron was eyeing back garden ponds and the resident Mistle Thrush was defending its favourite tree and chasing off allcomers.
Watching the skies over Area 5 this morning produced a solitary Ring-necked Parakeet flying NW , approx 250 Wood Pigeon heading S in 2 groups , 35 Redwing milling about and a small charm of approx 20 Goldfinch. Meanwhile in Area 10 Alan Rymer saw at least 20Fieldfare feeding in tree's along Emmbrook with 20 or soRedwing,2 Blackbirds and a Song thrush .
In Area 10 Fraser Cottington was watching the car park field for an hour . Out and about were 4Ring-necked Parakeet , 1Mistle Thrush , 3-4 Lesser Redpoll with Goldfinch. A Barn Owl was seen in the Barn Owl box by Lavells Lake on the 5th.
In Area 10 this morning a male Phesant was strutting through the Car Park field and a noisy Ring necked Parakeet was circling the car park. Approx 50 Redwing flew W and at least 2 Mistle Thrush were seen . A small flock of Lapwing were also milling about. In Area 8 off Old Forest Road, 4 Ring necked Parakeet were heading E calling. In a nearby tree was a Great Spotted Woodpecker and Mistle Thush . In Area 4 Paul Bright Thomas was watching from his back garden and saw 55 Starling over in 2 flocks, 3 Meadow Pipit's heading W and 1 Lesser Redpoll going S.