Thursday, 9 November 2017

Aside from a light scattering of migrants on the land first thing in the morning, which quickly dissipated, it was very quiet today. The commonest species were 758 Starlings and 144 Redwings, but otherwise just a tiny trickle of migrants were seen. A Short-eared Owl in the Wetlands and a new Bulfinch at Cristin were the most notable, while a Firecrest and a Great Spotted Woodpecker both remained from previous days (it's surely been a record-breaking autumn for the latter species, and a very good one for the former as well). Otherwise the list of highlights was remarkably scant; two Water Rails, an increase to 52 Curlews, one Stonechat, 13 Blackbirds, four Song Thrushes, two Chiffchaffs, five Goldcrests, three Goldfinches and three Lesser Redpolls the best that could be mustered up.

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