31st Oct 2015 Murky

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Goldcrest.

So the last day of October dawned murky with a moderate east wind, perfect conditions really. I decided to undertake a long route on foot to Birling Gap. With it being low tide, I headed up through Holywell beach (1st cal Yellow-legged Gull there) into Whitebread Hollow, down through the pub bushes, through the old trapping area and on to Birling Gap. Bird numbers were pretty low with 30+ Goldcrest encountered, a Firecrest and Ring Ouzel in the hedge row behind the pub garden, very little in Shooters. A steady finch passage over head, 200+ Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 20+ Redpoll and the odd Siskin heard. Small numbers of Meadow Pipit and 3 Swallow also went east. Other observers reported 2+ Dartford Warblers in gorse above Belle Tout wood.

The week preceding brought perhaps 3 individual Pallas’s Warblers and a very good shout for Short-toed Treecreeper on the 26th October. Found in the old trapping area by John Cooper. Unfortunately the latter eluded me.

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