Patchwork birding – Jan 5th

2015 Patch Year list = 50 species

Year list for the patch progressed to 41 since last post with the addition of GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL and KINGFISHER

Added another NINE today on a walk from Cobden Bridge to the north end of the Airport at Lockhouse Lock on the Navigation

Overcast and dull, light SW. High tide. 13:00 – 17:00
An encouraging 42 species

Kestrel – 2 hunting around the Meadows
STONECHAT – first-winter bird just north of M27 and inside Southampton UA before border stream to Eastleigh
Good bird for Southampton UA list
An hour later adult male and female together up near My Bridge
Grey Heron
CETTI’S WARBLER – one calling near the Two Bridges area
Stock Dove – at least 8 flying around
Rook – c400 overhead at Airport towards Allington Lakes roost
Greenfinch – these are becoming hard to find??? 2 flew over Lockhouse Lock
Meadow Pipit – about 10 over to roost
Buzzard – just one today, over Owl Meadow



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