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07.00 to 15.00. Blown out at the light and farm first thing but Mattiscombe sheltered. Heavy shower late morning then the wind gradually dropped and the sun started to emerge: Merlin (fem. seen 4x hunting the area), Common Snipe (2), Commic Tern (3 NE early on), Swallow (2), Wheatear (1 juv.), Fieldfare (1), Redwing (14), Grasshopper Warbler (1 v. elusive above Mattiscombe Beach took me 40 minutes to nail), Blackcap (2), Chiffchaff (30+), Goldcrest (12), Firecrest (1 at N. end of farm at 14.00), Siskin (3) 

Posted October 12th, 2013 at 4:42 pm by Steve Young in Bird News