Monday, 24 September 2018

24th September 2018

The NW winds had brought about a significant arrival of warblers with 70 Chiffchaffs (up from eight the previous day!) and 36 Blackcaps. Richard added another 58 Chiffs and 20 Blackcaps in the Otty Bottom/Oldstairs area. Sadly the only other warbler we encountered was a single Lesser Whitethroat.

Other than that it was fairly quite, with four Wheatears, a single Firecrest, four Reed Buntings, three Yellow Wagtails, two Stonechat, two Snipe.

Siskins were regularly heard throughout the morning with at least 24 birds going over. Meadow Pipits were  going over all morning but we negligently failed to count them.

Jack, John Cantelo, Richard and Brendan

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