Thursday 12 January 2017

December 2016 - a month of bunting, finches and Redwing

A good month with at least 502 new birds to round the year off, especially as the top species was Redwing with 173.

Finch species featured highly with 22 Goldfinch; 15 Linnet at Woolley Firs, and small numbers of Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Lesser Redpoll at other sites.

Woolley Firs had 12 Yellowhammer and 19 Reed Bunting; with a Firecrest from the woods. Blackcap were at Bedfont, Woolley Fir and Iver Heath and Chiffchaff were 4 at Bedfont and one at Wraysbury.