My local patch map, extent of borders denoted by the thick pale orange border.
FIELDS BEHIND THE RSSKL
I decided to make a larger circuit around my local patch today whilst walking my dog, Theo for an afternoon walk between 11:45am and 14:00pm. The route took me south around the fields behind the RSSKL were a flock of 23+ Fieldfare (area E) and a Red Kite (area I) started the day out nicely. The hedges at the southern extent of the first field hosted 5♂ Blackbirds chasing each other aggressively through the small ash trees and ending up attacking each other over a disputed territory. Area G hell douzens possibly hundreds of Fieldfare amongst a large group of sheep grazing in the field as well as a flock of 50+ Starlings, a Yellowhammer was also of note but was only heard briefly calling. I decided to take an unusual route behind Langley Lodge Farm (area K) were a pair of Mallard were on the small hamlet pond accompanied by 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (a year tick) in the front Garden near Berrybushes farm and a single Wren in the undergrowth. Area L held 11 Common Gulls and 2 Black-headed Gulls followed by 2 flyover Stock Doves (a year tick).
Area 31 was particularly active with a probable flock of Siskin or Redpoll sp. in the tree tops at the western extent of the wood feeding on dead Norway Spruce trees. Further north east a flock of 24+ Stock Doves were feeding in area N and a flyover Siskin was also of note as were the douzens of Fieldfare and 2 Song Thrushes.
MIDDLE FARM AREA
The A4251 gull field (area P) hosted douzens of Common Gulls, a full count could not be conducted as many were temporarily out of sight behind the mound. Around Middle Farm (areas N and G) was particularly active with a flock of 61+ Fieldfare, in the hedgerows and trees bordering the A41, followed by the only 3 Redwing of the day. Also of note was 1 Green Woodpecker, and a single Skylark (a year tick) in area J. On my return through area E (the first field behind the RSSKL), 1 flyover Linnet (a year tick) and 2 Yellowhammers (also a year tick) were of note.