Sunday, 3 October 2010

Crosbills highlight of week

Highlight of a quiet week were 17 Crossbills that passed over head on Thursday. One was present on Friday and another seven seen on saturday morning. Treecreepers have been present this week with up to three birds frequenting the headland, one in the cemetery, one in the hawthorns and the bird videod below in the gorse at the northern end. The very bright white supercilium makes me wonder whether the bird is of the 'familiaris' northern race. A Nuthatch is also frequenting the cemetery area, while other birds here this weekend have included up to 8 Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, House Sparrow, 100+ Greenfinch and 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. An excellnt movement of Tits has taken place with 100+ Blue Tits moving through on saturday, including a flock of 56! 18 Long tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit and 10+ great tits were also part of the movement. The ploughed field has attracted a few birds with a cracking female Yellowhammer present today, a female / 1st winter Reed Bunting yesterday, 2 Skylarks, 5 Wheatear, 100+ Linnets, 50+ Greenfinch, 10+ Pied / White Wagtail, many Meadow Pipits and a super Stock Dove (videod bleow)

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