This evening the Starling murmuration held about 8,000 birds. A Bearded Tit dropped in to roost, two Egyptian Geese were feeding on the Severn/Trent field beside the Boundary Hedge and a Barn Owl was hunting around the Large Gravel Pit. JMD.
This morning there were, as usual, good numbers of Greylag and Canada Geese and Mallards on the Slurry Lagoon, which went off to feed fairly early on. The hedgerows were full of thrushes, mostly Redwings, Blackbirds and Fieldfares. A flock of about three hundred Lapwings flew over with a flock of about fifty Golden Plovers, probably the ones from Holme Pierrepont. There were two Snipe on the Slurry Lagoon, an Egyptian Goose flew over and six Goldeneye were on the Large Gravel Pit. PS.