The first bird walk of 2010 was excellent with both signs of spring and reminders of winter to entertain us. Birds seen were as follows:
Goldfinch - at least half a dozen showing well as they fed in a birch tree
Chaffinch - including males singing and another having a bath!
Redwing at least 6, maybe more, feeding on the grass
Mistle Thrush - not seen, but song heard rather distantly
Starling - lots, very noisy!
Carrion Crow - including one gathering nesting material
Sparrowhawk - a confiding male was seen sat in a tree near the play area after the meeting ended. Simon and I wondered if it was injured but it flew well so it must have been OK
Thanks to all who attended.