Wednesday, 3 October 2018

3rd October 2018

It is October so we have to keep going even when the evidence suggests that we are wasting our time. Richard and I between us covered most of the area today but still left by 9.30!

There was more overhead passage than of late and had we persisted I am sure that we would have got some decent numbers, as it was we counted 27 alba and one Grey Wagtails, five Tree Sparrows, three Bramblings, seven Reed Buntings, 50 Skylarks, and 260 House Martins and 140 Siskins.

On the ground we managed 23 Chiffchaffs, 19 Blackcaps, seven Stonechats, and single Firecrests in the Paddock and in Otty Bottom. There was a notable arrival of Goldcrests at the Kingsdown end  where Richard recorded 25 although none were seen at the Bockhill end of the area.

Brendan & Richard

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