The Walk took place on 25 January. The weather was grey and cool, but slightly milder than of late. Nine people took part, and the following 29 species were recorded. The uncharacteristic total absence of Skylarks over area C was noted, and the two Egyptian Geese (a feral species in this country) that suddenly flew past were new for our records, though these birds are not uncommon in winter on the field between Ivol Barn and Icknield Road, as well as on the low-lying fields near North Stoke.

Egyptian Goose (C – two flying past)

Red Kite (A,B,C)

Buzzard (B)

Kestrel (C)

Black-headed Gull (C – one solitary bird)

Woodpigeon (A)

Wren (B)

Dunnock (B)

Robin (A,B)

Blackbird (A,C)

Fieldfare (A – a flock of about 15 flew over at the very start of the walk)

Song Thrush (A,B – at least two singing)

Goldcrest (B)

Long-tailed Tit (A)

Marsh Tit (B)

Coal Tit (A)

Blue Tit (A,C)

Great Tit (B,C)

Nuthatch (B)

Magpie (A)

Rook (C)

Carrion Crow (C)

Starling (A)

House Sparrow (A)

Chaffinch (C)

Goldfinch (A)

Greenfinch (C)

Redpoll (C – a flock of about 15 on the upper hedge)

Bullfinch (C – heard in the bottom hedgerow)

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