The last few days of this week have seen some interesting birds on the Glebe. Large numbers of Long-tailed Tits have been looking for food. These winter groups are often a family moving around together. Other birds seen include at least 5 and probably many more Redwings and again at least two and probably more Fieldfares, both species that will probably have bred in Scandinavia and crossed the North Sea to spend the winter in the UK. In a bad winter birds such as these will keep moving south in search of food, and may cross the channel and move into France, and then reverse the trip next spring. Glebe regulars such as Robin, Pheasant, Buzzard, Blackbirds, Chaffinch, Wren, Great-spotted Woodpecker and Sparrowhawk were all either seen or heard. Surprisingly the supply of autumn fruit on the Glebe is lasting well, the Rowan berries look as if few have been eaten yet. Blackberries, Elderberries and haws are also plentiful. The longer the food supply holds out, the longer we will have the migrants for company.
A walk through the Glebe and back down at the North end of the village today produced an impressive bird list
4 Great Tit
4 Blue Tit