The 2013 Autumn walk took place on the morning of 13 October. Only two people took part – no doubt largely because it was raining continuously all morning. The weather was almost certainly also the explanation for the very low bird count: just 14 species, which is the lowest number recorded on any of our Bird Walks thus far. It was noticeable that the highest number of species (10) was seen in area C; area A produced only four species, and only one species (a Robin) was recorded in Dean Wood (area B).

Red-legged Partridge (C)

Pheasant (C)

Red Kite (C)

Lapwing (C) (A flock of about a dozen over the fields towards the A4074.)

Common Gull (A, C) (A steady procession of small flocks of about 15 birds flying NW over both these areas, and several of them settling on the fields towards Icknield Farm.)

Woodpigeon (A, B, C)

Carrion Crow (A)

Chiffchaff (C) (At least one singing and calling in the hedgerow beyond Dean Farm.)

Blackbird (C)

Redwing (C) (Small flocks of Redwings were first noted in the village during the preceding week.)

Song Thrush (C) (One in the hedgerow beyond Dean Farm.)

Robin (B)

Dunnock (C)

House Sparrow (A)