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winter thrush survey

Although technically outside the survey area I have included the field in my walk for the BTO winter thrush feeding survey. I picked out an easily accessible route over Marl Pits and Meadowhead which included lots of berry-bearing bushed beloved of redwings and fieldfares…

Two blackbirds. Two mistle thrushes. Two starlings (which they do want to know about) Lots of long tailed tits (which they don’t). The blackbirds and tits were in the field, the starlings over the running track and the mistles up by Meadowhead.

Rather fancifully, I wonder if the lack of thrushes is anything to do with the route map looking a little like a well fed hawk…


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