We walked along some more minor roads this afternoon. This time near Wiston, noting general wildlife in the area. There seemed to be quite good numbers of redwings around - feeding on hawthorn berries (quite a good fruiting season it seems). Probably in excess of 100 birds were involved, but spread out in small feeding flocks through 3-4 one km squares.
In addition there were at least 20 fieldfares feeding on the berries along-side other thrushes. Two bramblings were present with numerous chaffinches in one area, and at least one additional brambling was heard in a separate one km square. A single male blackcap was observed feeding on the edge of Wiston wood. Starlings were heading over to the Slebech reedbed. They've been roosting there for a few weeks now at least, but still in quite low numbers. Several hundred flew over there from the Wiston direction this evening.