Sunday, 14 October 2018

14th October 2018

The largest turn out of regular birders for a very long time meaning that the area received the fullest coverage of the autumn. Yellow-browed Warblers continued to make the headlines with five individuals with singles in the Paddock, Monument, Otty Bottom and two still at Hope Point. Other warblers amounted to 21 Chiffchaffs and five Blackcaps, while five Firecrests and 11 Goldcrests put in an appearance. There was a notable influx of Song Thrushes with at least 55 along with 16 Redwing and a single Mistle Thrush. At least 35 Reed Buntings were recorded along with 39 Yellowhammers. Overhead there were seven Bramblings, 46 Skylarks, 220 Starlings, 23 Swallows, and single Tree Sparrow and Lapwing. A Redstart was seen at dawn on Granville Road.

Brendan, Jack, Richard, Nigel, Gerald, Phil, Simon, Julian and Steve

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