Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Although a bit disappointing due to perfect vis mig conditions here were some highlights. These included two Lapland Buntings (Alan Davies), a Snow Bunting and at least 4 Reed Buntings. 2 Tree Sparrow flew over (Alan Davies) while 17 Crossbills were also on the move, including two in the churchyard late afternoon.. 5 Brambling, the first Fieldfare and 20+ Redwing were autumn migrants while the regular birds were joined by Robins, Blackbirds and Song Thrushes overnight. 150+ Chaffinch, 30+ greenfinch, 5 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 4 Great it and a Chiff chaff also on the move. A 'tail-less' lark amongst the Skylarks flying over could have been a Woodlark, but could just have well been a Skylark without a tail!