Monday, 22 January 2018

Oldean Common

Having failed so badly with the London area Parrot Crossbills, I thought I'd have a go for the VC17 birds, which split their time between the Berkshire and 'right' sides of the border. Heading to Oldean Common with Phil W, we did get the flock of 16 Parrot Crossbills but only really managing flight views, though it helped that they were very vocal as they passed over. A valuable Surrey tick... Other sightings there included six Hawfinches, at least three Dartford Warblers, a Red Kite, a couple of redpolls and Siskins, and a Stonechat.