Boughton Park

In similar but colder conditions at -5°C the 30th was rewarded with a total of 34 species, including both House Sparrow and Pied Wagtail by Spindlewood, the latter not seen since Oct 9th and the former since May 5th. A peak count of Mallard included 26 on the reservoir and 63 on the lake, which was partially frozen and the adjacent pines attracted a mixed feeding party, including the first four Siskins since Oct 9th, as well as two Coal Tits, several Blue and Great Tits. The fallen apples in the Spindlewood orchard attracted at least 60 Starlings and probably more Fieldfares, as well as two Moorhens.