31st October 2017

A light SW wind this morning, after a couple of colder days that had winds emanating from the north. Still no Hawfinches for me despite good numbers occurring not too far away within the county.


Goldfinch passage from the 19th Oct.

A very quiet day in terms of overhead migration. The strong finch movements of the last few weeks seems to have slowed. Apart from a few Brambling and Siskin it was mainly birds feeding in the fallow field opposite Belle Tout that made up numbers. Decent numbers of Skylark & Corn Bunting are occupying that field at present along with corvids and gulls. A handful of Redwing were seen & heard.


Ring Ouzel from the 26th.

Previous visits over the last two weeks had produced Ring Ouzel counts below double figures and again good numbers of Redpoll, Siskin, Goldfinch, Linnet and the odd Brambling.

At least 2 Dartford Warbler are occupying the gorse above Belle Tout. I guess these birds will remain in the area for a few months at least.


Dartford Warbler from the 27th.


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