Monday, 25 September 2017
24th September 2017
A very slight SE initially didn't enthuse the four of us who were out across the area, but we stuck with it and got a little bit of reward. With some visiting birders finding a Pied Flycatcher in the Farm Wood we hung around a bit and gave it a good looking at. Brendan briefly heard a Yellow-browed Warbler and shortly after Nigel picked it up on the edge of the wood where it gave good but brief views. A Spotted Flycatcher in the Freedown and a Hobby across the Gun Emplacement were the other highlights. Around the area we also had two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 61 Chiffchaffs, ten Long-tailed Tits, 33 Blackcaps, a Firecrest, 13 Goldcrests, three Grey Wagtails, two Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail, two Reed Buntings, 12 Grey Partridges, 15 Yellowhammers, 3 Wheatears and 3 Stonechats.