19 December: The number of BRAMBLING roosting in Penn Wood has now increased to 50 with the onset of severe weather.
2 seen at the northern end of the paddock between 15:00 and 15:20 and 48 seen just west of The Penna (crosspaths) between 15:35 and 15:45. The ones near The Penna were using trees both sides of the rhododendron ride and, on the south side in the larch the Brambling were conveniently grouped separately from the Chaffinch.
Also noted: c100 Greenfinch at the roost area south end of the paddock.
Nothing seen at the holly roost area in the SE section of the wood. Most Redwing seem to have now moved on.
Additonally: 1 Lesser Redpoll at southern end of paddock. Bullfinch seen in two regular areas and heard in two other usual areas (three of these areas are adjacent to the main southern pathway and the other is at the east end of the rhododendron ride). Nuthatch calling in various places. (Kevin Holt)