Date: January 9th 2016
by Amanda Fiddler, Anne Price and Terry Eagan
A Damp, Cool and Clear Day with some sunshine, lots of mud and surface water on the Meadows. Temperature 6°C 1015 hrs to 1250 hrs
Blue Tit 12
Song Thrush 1
Collared Dove 4
Grey Heron 2
Reed Bunting 7
Black-headed Gull 23
Long-tailed Tit 2
Great Tit 6
House Sparrow 6
Carrion Crow 6
Canada Geese 10
Great crested Grebe 1
An enjoyable start to the year, if a little waterlogged; similar to December the majority of birds were noted in transects 2, 4 and 7.
The later start was due to the earlier downpour.
Nice to observe three different raptors this month and a Redwing.
High points probably the Goldcrest, the single Redwing (unusual to be alone) and the Sparrowhawk being seen off by a Magpie.
Interesting to note House sparrows in the hedge between transects 3 and 4.
At least 3 Grey squirrels seen.
See Collation Sheet for a more in depth resume of the survey.