We had a working party today of a dozen or so people adding to some clearance that had been started on Saturday. About five hours' work saw a significant number of saplings removed, buying The Scrub more time if nothing else, which was quite gratifying. I managed to do some actual birding at the patch today as well, the morning producing good views of George the Red-legged Partridge and a fly-over adult Great Black-backed Gull at the farm, plus a flock of ten Meadow Pipits in Hither Field (Banstead Woods sector). A brief look at the farm again in the afternoon yielded a welcome surprise in the form of seven Lapwings in Skylark Field - a nice year tick (52).
|George the Red-leg|