3rd November 2017

Another serenely calm morning when you can almost hear everything! Unfortunately there was no sound of passing Hawfinch. Very little overhead passage although there seemed to be a few Chaffinches on the wing. No more the 30 and within them, 3/4 Brambling. Singles of Siskin and Reed Bunting heard.

Both Corn Bunting and Skylark can be heard singing enthusiastically after the latters late summer silence. I have wondered if Beachy Heads breeding and wintering Skylark are in fact not the same birds. Although I base that only on the fact that they are inconspicuous after breeding until they seem to re-appear on the radar in autumn and then are a conspicuous bird on throughout winter.


Brambling & Chaffinch.

2 Bullfinch (male and female) were in Shooters Bottom which are the first I’ve seen out of the Hollow (where I’ve only seen them infrequently) and they tie in with a other local sites receiving some passage birds this week. One of my favourite British birds I think.


Bullfinch in Shooters this morning.


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