Monday, 25 October 2010

Start Point

Clear night, cold enough at dawn for windscreen frost, light northeast wind. Beautiful day.

07:30-15:15, Car Park / Farm / Mattiscombe Valley / Down Valley / Light.
Light passage northwest till 09:00, best being 110+ Goldfinch, 70+ Chaffinch, 8 Brambling and 2 Lesser Redpoll. This autumns first wave of Woodpigeons through during morning, c1100 east, also c 87 Stock Dove plus a couple feral/racing pigeons mixed in.
Elsewhere 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Swallows, 100 Skylarks, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 4 Fieldfares, 10 Redwings, 25+ Song Thrushes, 15 Blackbirds, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 11 Goldcrests, 40 Starlings, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Siskins and 3 Reed Buntings.