Hope's Nose & Haldon

At Hope's Nose this morning:

The imm/1cy male Black Redstart showed well before the wind picked up on the small beach and around the seaweed, on the south side.

Pleased to see my first two Fieldfares of the autumn there too.  A vocal bird flew up the north side and perched for a few minutes in trees on the north side of the top meadow, before flying SW inland.  A second bird appeared to came in off over the Lead Stone before it landed, and showed well in bushes on the lower slope.  Not a species I have often seen there.    

Also, a Chiffchaff and a Blackcap calling in the top dell.  2 Purple Sandpipers close to the Point, 15+ Common Scoter past, 3 Great Northern Divers over the headland flying S and a further bird past N.  3 species of raptor.    

Lunchtime at the feeders at the main car park at Haldon produced:

A male and a female Brambling.  Both showed well despite the disturbance and before a male Sparrowhawk turned up!

Posted November 6th, 2021 at 6:18 pm by Paul Darlington in Bird News