The walk took place on 2 November. There were two participants, and the weather was mild but very windy and – initially – showery. The following 22 species were recorded, of which only one was a classic winter visitor: the two Fieldfares which flew out of a hedge at the extremity of area ‘C’. There was a notable absence of birds in the wood: on the outward route all that was recorded was a single Blackbird, and on the return the only addition was the usual Goldcrests in the larch plantation.

Pheasant (A – a single male on the lawn of the Catholic church)

Buzzard (C)

Red Kite (A,C)

Kestrel (C)

Black-headed Gull (C – two single birds)

Woodpigeon (A,C)

Magpie (A)

Jackdaw (A,B)

Rook (B,C)

Carrion Crow (A,C)

Starling (A)

Goldcrest (B)

Blue Tit (C)

Skylark (C)

Pied Wagtail (A)

Wren (C)

Blackbird (A,B,C)

Fieldfare (C)

Robin (C)

House Sparrow (A)

Chaffinch (C)

Goldfinch (A)

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