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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 Pad­docks and hedgerows by the vil­lage should hold a num­bers of com­mon breed­ing birds, in­clud­ing finches, tits, corvids, Pied Wag­tail, Green Wood­pecker and Stock Dove. Swal­low and House Martin breed.

2 The track passes along a wood­land edge over­look­ing farm­land suit­able for Red­legged and Grey Par­tridges, Buz­zard, Hobby, Kestrel, Tur­tle Dove, Sky Lark, Whitethroat, Lin­net and Yel­lowham­mer. The wood holds a range of smaller birds, in­clud­ing Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, Gold­crest, Black­cap and also Chif­fchaff. 3 Ri­par­ian birds abound along the river­side walk with sum­mer vis­it­ing Sedge and Reed War­blers com­pet­ing in song with Goldfinch and Reed Bunting. On the river look out for King­fisher, Lit­tle Grebe, Grey Heron, Lit­tle Egret, Cetti’s War­bler and Grey Wag­tail, while Barn Owl hunt here at dusk.

4 A good spot for Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat, and maybe a Wil­low War­bler in and around the ap­ple or­chards. Green­finch and Bullfinch are present, while ad­ja­cent thick­ets at­tract a few Nightin­gales, so lis­ten for them.

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