Saturday 15 January 2011
One of my regular walks to Roke, Rokemarsh and Ewelme. Just 29 species of bird seen - about 30 each of Redwing and Fieldfare but noticeably feeding on the ground rather than bushes. Perhaps not surprising as it is difficult finding a berry following the snow and frost when they were the only food available. Highlight of the walk was my first sighting this year of Grey Partridge - a party (covey) of 11 on the ploughed field by the aircraft crossing between Benson and Ewelme.