Bird spotting walk - 29th October 2006

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Berrydown and Upper Ashe

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Species list
Blackbird Great Tit Nuthatch (2 in Berrydown Copse and the trees along the adjacent track)
Blue Tit Greenfinch Pheasant (3 cocks, all briefly seen)
Buzzard (a single bird south west) Jackdaw Pied Wagtail (3 on roofs of Berrydown Farm)
Carrion Crow (2 single birds) Jay (3) Red-legged Partridge (1 heard)
Chaffinch Lesser Black-backed Gull (flocks of 94 and 320+ in fields plus much smaller numbers noted coming in to join them as they moved off; further birds seen heading north-east, to the north of the village, as we neared the finish) Robin
Chiffchaff (one in the hedgerows south of Berrydown Farm) Long-tailed Tit Rook
Coal Tit (at least 2) Magpie Starling (1 north-east and eight on wires, with Rooks, off Berrydown Lane)
Dunnock Mallard (at least 10 on the pond off Berrydown Lane) Stock Dove (a single bird with flying Woodpigeons and a flock of four heading south over the Burley Lane / Waltham Road crossroads)
Goldcrest (2 single birds amongst the feeding flocks) Marsh Tit (at least 3) Treecreeper (2 heard in Berrydown Copse)
Goldfinch (a charm of c.70, feeding on Chicory heads) Meadow Pipit (4 noted moving over) Woodpigeon
Great Spotted Woodpecker (up to 3, all being heard and then seen in flight) Mistle Thrush (2 single birds) Wren (up to 3, being heard only)


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