Friday, 17 October 2014


Last couple of days at patch have looked good but failed to deliver in what appeared to be perfect conditions for migration. Thursday had a howling easterly gale with rain, but birdwise there was little about, single Redwing in the cemetery and little else.

Down early Friday morning and more Redwing and Blackbird showed there had been an influx, so down to the wetland with the mist slowly lifting, and plenty of feeding birds along the track. Dunnocks, Blackbirds, Robins,  Redwings, and many Reed Buntings. As the sun came through many birds cleared off, still i searched as many areas as i could and slowly added species to the days total, Chiffs, Crests, Chaffs, Mippits and Skylarks all apperead with regularity and a flyover Siskin was the first of the year for me down here.

Best find was a brief view of a Lesser Whitethroat, quite a pale bird but as to race i cant be sure, it was located later in the day, hopefully someone may grab a pic.

A couple of skeins of Pinkfeet added to the Autumnal atmosphere, as did a Common Whitethroat. Single Red Admiral butterfly seen.

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