Thursday, 18 October 2018

18th October 2018

Quite blustery conditions meant that most of the day was spent watching the Otty Bottom and Oldstairs areas of Kingsdown.  There was very little visible migration going on overhead but it did include some early morning quality in the form of a Hawfinch over the golf course and a flock of 10 Crossbills low over the Monument.

What was presumably yesterday's Pallas's Warbler was relocated by Richard near his house and I was able to catch up with it shortly after in "Dusky Hollow". Jack and I spent the next few hours trying to relocate the sprite but without success although we were rewarded with a Yellow-browed Warbler again presumed to be yesterday's bird on the grounds that it was in exactly the same tree!

Other birds of note included a Ring Ouzel, 4 Firecrests, 12 Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, a single Swallow and Stonechat, 12 Goldcrests and 22 Grey Partridge.


Short-eared Owl from 17th 

Brendan, Richard and Jack

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