Monday 25 January 2011
Carried out my late winter TTV (timed tetrad visit) of the area around Swyncombe, Cookley Green and Britwell Hill. Not the best area for species diversity with just 29 species and 471 individuals recorded. Good numbers of Kite & Buzzard and Blue and Great Tits. Still good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing about but, unbelievably in the 2 hours I didn't see or hear a Wren, Goldfinch or a Greenfinch. I hear that Greenfinches in Ewelme are suffering badly from disease but, luckily my Benson garden flock seems to be OK. The only addition to my year list was Bullfinch.