Sunday 25 August 2013
A somewhat wet and hard going survey of the farmland around Battle Barns, Preston Crowmarsh. Vegetation up to head height in many places making walking hard work. Some evidence of birds on the move with a few Lesser Blacked Gulls passing over, 2 Yellow Wagtails at the sewage works (in fact all three wagtails there), 2 Willow Warblers and 14 Chiff Chaffs. Also a good flock of 65 Goldfinches feeding on the oil seed rape - hope they hang around to tempt the Merlin though there wont be any seeds for them to feed on in a couple of months.