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Friday, 10 March 2017

Canons Farm and Banstead Woods, 9-10th March 2017

I've spent a bit of time on the patch over the last two days but there is little change and my patch year list remains stalled. A Grey Wagtail overhead yesterday was pretty good value locally, though, and a Cormorant today was of note. It's nice to hear two singing male Yellowhammers taking up territory, while a little gathering of 12 was still in one of the stubble fields yesterday. Finches continue to move, with a redpoll and two Siskins in Banstead Woods on yesterday and active overhead movement of 16 Chaffinches and four Linnets this morning. I struggled to locate any winter thrushes yesterday, with only singles of Redwing and Fieldfare, but had 40 and 50 respectively today.

♂ Yellowhammer
Cormorant
Starling