Wednesday, 30 October 2013


I spent the majority of the session scouring the bushes at the north end of the patch. 5 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, a single Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler and 8+ Chiffchaff. Otherwhys, it was fairly standard in the species present, so i moved onto the area of grazing land, where i quickly found 15 Lapwing. However, from here i also had a vismig session, where i had a TREE PIPIT fly over calling, heading south at 8:50am. Large numbers of Swallow were also on the move, with over 500 counted before heading home. 40 'Alba' Wagtail also flew over, as did 3 Bullfinch.

The strangest sighting however was that of a Kingfisher, not content with feeding along the river, which decided it wanted to be a Spotted Flycatcher and sit on a Hawthorn in the middle of a paddock

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