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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Firecrest and patch

More rubbish pictures! Spent an enjoyable day birding locally today with Josh, Richard and Peter. We started at Banstead Downs Golf Course where one of the Firecrests showed well - there was probably another calling too. Banstead Woods was the next venue, where we successfully flushed a Woodcock from an area of bracken, this being a patch year tick for me. A Lesser Black-backed Gull flying over was the first of the year on the patch and the Red-legged Partridge showed well in Broadfield before flying to Stoney Nob. Not too bad.

Firecrest at Banstead Downs Golf Course
Lonesome George the Red-legged Partridge in Broadfield