I thought my Ham Wall trip on Boxing Day would be my last post of 2021, the weather still wasn’t good after, but the last day of December cleared for a little while so I decided to go for a local walk, just for an hour to see what was about. I didn’t spot very much as I walked down the lane and into the river field, it wasn’t until I got into Netmead that I spotted a large bird flying, I thought it was a Buzzard but I noticed the forked tail and realised it was a Red Kite. It was on the other side of the field but I managed to get a distant picture of it.

Red Kite
Red Kite

After I saw the Kite it was the usual suspects, plenty of Redwings up in the top of the trees, Reed Buntings a Long Tailed Tit that wouldn’t stay long enough for a photo and a Dunnock on the Hedgerow. A Roe Deer was running in the field over the Stour from Netmead. On the way home a Robin was singing loudly in the hedge, I’ve been hearing bird song well before dawn, Robins, Blackbirds and Song Thrushes singing loudly as the sun rises. Whether it’s because the weather has been do mild I’m not sure but so lovely to hear them alongside the Tawny Owls.

Good end to the year even though December has been very grey it’s had it’s moments!

Redwing
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Dunnock
Dunnock
Dunnock
Dunnock
Roe Deer
Roe Deer
Robin
Robin
  1. Great Tit
  2. Blue Tit
  3. Dunnock
  4. Robin
  5. House Sparrows
  6. Magpie
  7. Pigeon
  8. Reed Bunting
  9. Redwing
  10. Red Kite
  11. Greater Spotted Wooudpecker
  12. Long Tailed Tit
  13. Thrush
  14. Wren

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