Saturday, 5 October 2019

Today was yet another change over day that didn't go ahead as planned and so the guests were here another day, whether they liked it or not. The day was generally overcast with a medium strength south easterly wind and intermittent showers throughout falling most heavily in the evening.

A few birds seemed to be on the move with finches including eight Siskins and 39 Chaffinches being increases, two Reed Buntings were heard going over Pen Cristen in the morning along with four Grey Wagtails and nine Skylarks. At nant there seemed to be more smaller birds around too with good counts of two Firecrests, 82 Goldcrests, 40 Chiffchaffs plus in the evening a Yellow-browed Warbler.

Birds of note elsewhere included our first three Redwings of the auutumn, two Song Thrush, 26 Robins, 12 Dunnocks, 38 Rock Pipits, 87 Meadow Pipits, a single Great and Pomarine Skua, 40 Turnstones, singles of Snipe and Golden Plover, two Merlins still, two Sparrowhawks and a female Wigeon.

Golden Plover that has been staying on the south end 

Firecrest at nant 

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