Tuesday, 16 October 2018

16th October 2018

Limited coverage today. Richard walked from Kingsdown to the Freedown early morning and I did the Paddock, Farm Wood and surrounding areas but left quite early.

Highlights- An immature Mute Swan that flew north. Not an annual occurrence at Bockhill

Other records of note: Only one Chiffchaff at Bockhill end but Richard amassed 12 at the Kingsdown end. This switch to the more sheltered wooded areas around Kingsdown seems to be a feature of late autumn on the patch. Two Blackcaps, 11 Goldcrest, four Firecrest, nine Song Thrushes, 60 Redwing (all at Kingsdown end).

Overhead: Two Redpolls, possibly the first of the autumn. Very scarce compared to Siskins which seem to have been constantly going over this autumn with at least 95 today. two Reed Buntings, 160 Meadow Pipits, 23 alba Wagtails and one Brambling

Brendan & Richard

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