I am always surprised by some farms for their diversity of birds. Today was no exception. Game-cover held a very large flock of linnets (200+) with smaller numbers of chaffinch, greenfinch, yellowhammer and reed bunting. Male grey partridge were calling from red clover leys. Permanent pastures held a flock of 400 starlings, 35 lapwing and 120 fieldfare. 3 snipe were flushed from a wet corner and there was a party of 100 Canada geese were on the lake. A flock of house sparrows (12) were joined by wrens, robins and chaffinches on the edge of the silage pit.