BTO Atlas count: Quedgeley South

Saturday 10th November 2007


On a mild, sunny morning, the results of my early-winter Bird Atlas two-hour count within SO81B, Quedgeley South, today were as follows:
Mallard 5
Pheasant 1
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Moorhen 4
Woodpigeon 13
Collared Dove 1
Meadow Pipit 11
Pied Wagtail 2
Wren 3
Dunnock 5
Robin 15
Blackbird 36
Fieldfare 4
Redwing 94
Mistle Thrush 1
Goldcrest 2
Long-tailed Tit 1
Blue Tit 12
Great Tit 8
Magpie 9
Carrion Crow 6
Starling 12
House Sparrow 72
Chaffinch 5
Greenfinch 5
Goldfinch 1

The visit also produced two surprise insects still on the wing, a female Common Darter (below) and a Speckled Wood (top).

Later, four Stonechats were the only highlight of a bracing hike around Cleeve Hill this afternoon in rather windy conditions (below).

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