Sunday, 4 October 2020

4th October

 A number of late migrants continue to hang on with Redstart, Willow Warbler, two Lesser Whitethroats,  one Common Whitethroat, six Wheatears, two Whinchats one Yellow Wagtail and three Sand Martins seen today. 

Yesterday's Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Badgers Bottom albeit only seen briefly while another was found late morning at the Gun Emplacement. There was no sign of the Empty Wood bird although it was a little blown out and difficult to see anything in there. 

Other birds seen today included a Short-eared Owl, 48 Chiffchaffs, 25 Blackcaps, one Firecrest, six Goldcrests,  23 Song Thrushes, one Redwing, two Mistle Thrushes and 17 Stonechats.

No sign of the American Golden Plover but eight of its European counterparts were in the fields at Pond Lane. 

Overhead Redpolls have taken over from Siskins as the dominant species with around 110 recorded this morning. 

Yellow-browed Warbler Badger's Bottom (BR)

Whinchat- Freedown (NJ)

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