Several green woodpecker, a single great spotted woodpecker along with increasing numbers of fieldfare and redwing. On the polo fields off Millfield Lane, 32 pied wagtails, 27 meadow pipits remain whilst the yellowhammers noted in good number the previous week have now moved on. However, a mixed flock of 92 gulls were also present. Majority were common gulls with 12 black headed gulls and a few lesser black backed gulls. A common buzzard was heard over Muggins Wood.
Today, a quick trip to the Hadham Hall lagoon and even less to note. The resident barn owl was at its roost but almost nothing else. A gas gun remains nearby, firing every 20 minutes, so I expect this to be the reason for no birds in what is usually a good area for linnets, yellowhammers, tufted duck and occasionally a reed bunting. 2 views of the lagoons here, plus a distant shot of a barn owl before it retreated into its treehole.
|looking south east from Newspring Wood|
|same location looking south showing poor light conditions.|
|close up of wing markings|