Stotfold.Bedfordshire.January 2010.

The large group of Corn Buntings, over 700, were drawing in people so I thought I should add to the list. The birds were split into quite a few groups, and actively feeding whilst some groups were happy to rest up in the trees and bushes. The noise was very evident, and the yellowhammers too were in good numbers, I don't think Ive seen so many at one time. Also very evident was the Merlin that carried out frequent sorties of the feeding areas, I have never seen such prolonged views of Merlin before and it was amazing watching this agile little predator, the aerial dogfight displays were awesome but on no occasion did I see it connect with a meal. A truly great experience indeed.