The walk took place on 27 October. There were five participants, and the weather was bright and cold. (In fact, the first cold weather after a very mild early autumn and hot summer – the late onset of cold weather probably accounted for the absence of any winter migrants: fieldfares and redwings began to arrive in Woodcote a week later.)The following 25 species were recorded.

Mute Swan (C – one seen flying N-S near Icknield Farm; presumably a Mute) 

Pheasant (C)

Grey Heron (A – one seen flying then perching on a roof-ridge just east of the Catholic church)

Red Kite (A)

Buzzard (B, C)

Black-headed Gull (C)

Stock Dove (A – a group of three flew over, a first for this species on our walks)

Woodpigeon (A, B)

Jay (B)

Magpie (A, B)

Jackdaw (A, B)

Rook (C)

Carrion Crow (A, C)

Starling (A)

Goldcrest (B)

Blue Tit (C)

Great Tit (C)

Skylark (C)

Wren (A, B, C)

Blackbird (B, C)

Robin (B)

House Sparrow (A)

Chaffinch (B, C)

Goldfinch (A, C)

Linnet (C)

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