Friday, 30 September 2011

Upottery Airfield, Smeatharpe

First snipe of the autumn this morning, 5 birds plus the first stonechat since the spring, a juvenile bird. Also the best numbers of skylark this autumn although counting was difficult and conservatively put at 40 birds. 16 wheatears strung along the fence wires by fresh mown field obviously findng plenty of insects. A flock of 100 linnet, 20-30 meadow pipits and 4 stock doves.