BTO Atlas count: Brockworth

Saturday 24th November 2007
On a cold morning with a SW breeze and some rain, the birds seen on my early-winter Bird Atlas two-hour count within SO81Y Brockworth, were:
Buzzard 1
Peregrine 1
Lapwing 1
Black-headed Gull 21
Green Woodpecker 2
Feral Pigeon 20
Wood Pigeon 32
Collared Dove 1
Meadow Pipit 1
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 3
Wren 1
Dunnock 1
Robin 8
Blackbird 27
Fieldfare 19
Redwing 28
Long-tailed Tit 11
Blue Tit 8
Great Tit 7
Jackdaw 4
Magpie 13
Carrion Crow 5
Starling 37
House Sparrow 13
Chaffinch 6
Goldfinch 4

A dramatic moment was when the immature Peregrine attacked a Feral Pigeon near the Barn Owl centre. Despite losing some feathers, the lucky pigeon appeared otherwise uninjured while the falcon continued flying and disappeared from view near the centre. The centre have confirmed Peregrines are regularly seen in the area, thanks to Vince Jones for the info on what I initially thought may have been one of the centre's birds.


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