31st October 2018

A bright fine morning. A light southerly wind overnight shifting SE around dawn.

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Disappointing given the conditions preceding dawn with little to suggest overnight arrivals. There were a small number of finches on the move, with c100 Goldfinch & c100 Linnet tracking east into the wind. Immigrant Robins were evident with c12 heard “ticking” around the top bushes shortly after sunrise. A single Blackcap in Shooters and a max of two Chiffchaff encountered. Belle Tout Wood held a small mixed Great & Blue Tit flock along with a Goldcrest. Whilst a single Ring Ouzel below the lighthouse looked suspiciously like Monday’s bird hanging around. A few small roosts of large gulls in the stubble fields but nothing of interest amongst ’em. A pair of Peregrine were actively “co-hunting” near Shooters. I watched the male take a swipe at a Sparrowhawk then menace a small flock of Goldfinch out over the sea although all escaped with the lives!

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