Tuesday 12 March – Luckington Leader: Graham Blacker

Seven turned up on a very wet day. We set off towards Luckington Court and saw our first of many (40+) Woodpigeons and (100+) Jackdaws. It was hard to spot the birds in all the rain but we heard Robin, Goldcrest, Wren, Mallard, Treecreeper and Great Tit. We did spot a lone male Chaffinch in the trees and a number of Dunnock, four Long-tailed Tits and lots of Blue Tit in the hedges along the route. The first of three Grey Wagtails was seen close to the overflowing stream as we approached Sherston and 100+ Rook were flying around the nearby trees. We abandoned the water-logged paths and kept to the minor roads on the return to Luckington. A Kestrel and Buzzard were seen and Skylark heard when the rain stopped and the weather brightened briefly. Also spotted were Goldfinch and a Linnet. The total bird count for the morning was 28 species. Thanks to Graham for leading. Alison Hooper