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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Marlborough Downs recce

A walk today around a three hour circuit on the downs to check out the terrain and species present. Stars of the show were three fantastic male corn bunting sat on bushes singing away. Several yellowhammer and skylark were also staking claims to territories as well as good numbers of chaffinch, stock dove and lapwing. Several flocks of fieldfare and redwing were busily feeding to get in condition to migrate east again. On the route was a really nice piece of grassland, that included some juniper bushes and a very large badger sett, a site to definitely return to on a Marlborough Downs walk in the summer. NA

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