Flocking to Barbury

On my way home from work this afternoon I spent a little time in the Barbury Castle area. A good choice as it was awash with birds. Several large flocks were seen with each numbering several hundred. Three were of Fieldfare, two of Starlings and one of Wood Pigeons. The latter were feeding on the ground until a Buzzard flew over them causing them to fly up. Around fifty Yellowhammers and Corn buntings were sat in a single tree and at least twenty Skylarks were moving around on some rough ground. Quite a few Blackbirds (at least thirty were seen) as were a few Redwing and a single Mistle Thrush. Two Kestrels were also noted. Other birds seen were Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie and Pheasant.


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