Look out for the Flocks

On a drive back from Salisbury today many flocks of birds were to be seen. Fields around Boscombe Down and Amesbury were liberally sprinkled with Lapwing, Golden Plover and Starlings. I would guess in total numbering at least two thousand birds. The pig farm at Old Sarum had many of the same plus plenty of Gulls. Also on the water here were a few Mallard and Teal. A flock of around three hundred Golden Plover were wheeling over the fields near to Bulford and the roadside  bushes were being plundered by numerous groups of Fieldfare and Redwing. On a late afternoon dog walk just on the edge of Chiseldon, another two hundred plus flock of Golden Plover passed over and best of all fifty or so Greenfinches were gathered in the trees at the back of the houses on Marlborough Road. Certainly the largest number of these I have seen together in Wiltshire for quite a while.

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