Monday, 6 April 2009

Remenham & Aston, Berks. 06/04/09

I saw my first Swallows of the year today with a pair sat preening on the wires by Remenham Church, Berks. A quick walk around Aston at lunchtime was quite eventful and produced some good birds. Over the fields at Aston 6 Buzzards and 9 Red Kites were circling and a single male Kestrel was hovering next to the pathway leading to Hambleden Lock. A few Skylark were singing from high above the fields and a single Grey Heron was feeding along the backwater stream and another by Hambleden Lock. Plenty of Red-legged Partridge were about mostly in pairs and a few Pheasant around the fields. 3 Chiffchaffs were in full song from several areas and I got fantastic views of 2 Nuthatches inspecting nest holes next to the path. It didn't take long to get views of the local Ring-necked Parakeets as 5 noisily passed overhead and by the time I had reached the Hambleden Lock I had also seen 3 Stock Doves and a single Kingfisher.

Swallow - 2 Remenham
Buzzard - 6 Aston
Red Kite - 9 Aston
Kestrel - 1 Aston
Red-lggd Partridge - 11 Aston
Skylark - 3 Aston
Grey Heron - 2 Aston & Hambleden Lock
Ring-necked Parakeet - 5 Aston
Starling - 23 Aston

Blue Tit - 3 Aston
Great Tit - 5 Aston
Dunnock - 2 Aston
Chiffchaff - 3 Aston
Nuthatch - 2 Aston
Kingfisher - 1 Hambleden Lock
Stock Dove - 3 Aston

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