Croston Finney 2.30 - 4.00 pm

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Neil Southworth
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Croston Finney 2.30 - 4.00 pm

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:19 pm

Grey Heron 2, Lapwing 40, Buzzard 1 or 2, Barn Owl 2, Grey Partridge 9, Black-headed Gull ca 50, Woodpigeon 12, mixed flock of ca 500 Fieldfare and Starling, Redwing 6, Mistle Thrush 3, Long-tailed Tit 11, Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting. Finch roost of over 100 birds attended by a Buzzard.

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Post by Carol » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:16 pm

Did you just start from Hanging Bridge and see all that in the 'square'? :shock: WOW
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Post by Neil Southworth » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:46 pm

There was shooting taking place on Croston Moss, which must have pushed the birds across the railway onto Croston Finney. In any case, I find late afternoon in winter a good time to visit, because birds are gathering in pre-roost flocks, and on a fine day there's always a good chance of Barn Owl hunting along the ditches. :D

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