Yesterday after reviewing my patch list so far this year I noticed that I had included Stonechat after hearing one at WH in early January.
I listened to the call again on CD and realised that I have made a mistake and have removed Stonechat from my patch list putting the total on 73. I haven't seen a Stonechat in the county this year and I'm sure they are one of the biggest casualties of the winter.
Also I haven't seen or heard the usually reliable WH Linnet flock so far this year. Has anybody noticed if Linnet numbers are down elsewhere?
Yesterday I added an undisclosed patch tick to the list along with a Sand Martin.
74 - Undisclosed
75 - Sand Martin