Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Out and About.
A very cold wind blew today and felt most uncomfortable nevertheless walked round the fullers earth pit by Baulking and noted some 200 fieldfare, 2 kestrel, 8 long-t-tits, 30 wigeon, 25 tufted duck, 6 pochard, 40 mallard, 40 coot, 8 canada geese and a flock of about 30 goldfinch. Later driving between Shellingford cross roads and Faringdon on the a417 several fields to the west held what appeared to be a corvid pre-roost with literally thousands of corvids presumably waiting to turn in for the night. Yesterday at Kilmester Farm were 20 redwing and at Shellingford Quarry on the ploughland close by were 10 common snipe and on the adjacent grassland 12 skylark were noted and on the now back to the amount of water it used to hold were 15 tufted duck and 20 teal. camboy.