Sunday, 7 October 2018

7th October 2018

Jack and I covered the Bockhill area with a few visiting birders for company from dawn until mid afternoon while the Kingsdown area was covered by Nigel in the morning and Richard in the late afternoon.

Yellow-browed Warblers were the order of the day with two at McSwiggan's, one in the middle of the Paddock, two in the Farm Wood, one in the Empty Wood and one at Badger's Bottom. At the Kingsdown end one was near Nigel's house while Richard had two around the back of the golf course, 10 in total a new Bockhill record

Four of today's Yellow-browed Warblers 

Supporting cast included  49 Chiffchaffs, nine Blackcaps, a Pied Flycatcher in the Empty Wood, a Wheatear and two Stonechats near Hope Point, 2 Firecrests, a Hobby , three Ring Ouzels, six Song Thrushes, 12 Redwings. 400 Linnets, six Grey Partridges and 12 Golden Plovers in the middle field.

Pied Flycatcher Empty Wood

Golden Plover over Middle Field

Overhead there were 19 Bramblings, 90+ Siskins, 35 House Martins, 4 Reed Buntings, two Grey Wagtails

Brendan, Jack, Nigel and Richard et al

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