I decided to pay another visit to Threxton STW early afternoon whilst it was still dry, however, increasing cloud and poor light indicated rain was on its way.
|Chiffchaff at Threxton 12/02/14 (One of 3..or more)|
Throughout my hour long stay at Threxton STW, it was clear that at least 3 Chiffchaffs (possibly more) were present, and on a number of occasions song was heard as well as the "hweet" call. On this visit Chiffchaffs frequented an Elder bush where they skulked amongst the branches, but, as with yesterday, these Warblers often flew to the ground amongst dead Umbellifer stems.
|Coal Tit at Threxton 12/02/14|
2+ Goldcrests were either seen ot heard including a male in full song in the old Yew in the churchyard.
Other common species in the area included a pair of Wrens, Dunnock, Robin, and Blackbirds and Goldfinch.
Finally, the interior of the STW held 50+ Pied Wagtails feeding on the short grassed areas, all of these birds reacted noisily when a Sparrowhawk passed over low.