Another afternoon patch walk around Ashtead Common today. Not a massive species count but I did notch up some additions to the year list:
Coal Tit (3), Marsh Tit, Fieldfare (5), Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper (3), Starlings and two seperate flocks of Lesser Redpolls (approx 40 in all) flitting about high over the birches plus another sighting of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Unfortunately the light and constant movement of most of the birds as they fed furiously did not help me getting many photos.
A very flighty Goldcrest. One of 3 travelling with a flock of 20 Long-tailed Tits.
The quick climbing Treecreeper.
So that brings the patch list total up to 29 for two brief visits. FAB.