08:30-17:00, Furzedown/Warren/BHead/S'hole/ESoaretc

Overnight rain eased by mid morning, Cloudy day, M NW wind.

2 Merlin ( 1 attacking Skylark mid Soar joined by a Kestrel ), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Short-eared Owl ( fairly new but headless body picked up on airfield ), Grey Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 15 Ring Ouzel ( 6 on undercliff south end of Warren, 9 Starehole Valley ), 16 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 24 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest and 6 Siskin. Bumped into Alan Doidge who saw a living Short-eared Owl at mid Soar late afternoon.

Posted October 14th, 2013 at 7:12 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News