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08:10-17:30. Malborough - Furzedown / East Soar / Starehole and back.

Cloudy, grey day. L NE wind and very light drizzle early morning both decreasing through day.

Adding to Rob's post, heard the Green Sandpiper near the car park, Golden Plover, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 130 Redwings ( mostly around top of Starehole sheep track ), 40 Song Thrush,( also 30 Malborough to Furzedown ) 2 Ring Ouzels ( Starehole - different  to Robs ), 8 Chiffchaffs, only 1 Jay, 2 Siskins and a Reed Bunting.

Highlight was 2 Hawfinches gorging on Haws in the East Soar Willows from around 15:00-15:30. Thought only one bird present but when it flew out it was joined by a second bird and they flew off high east over the farm.Additionally Eric Wotton saw presumably yesterdays Yellow-browed Warbler in the willows.

Hawfinch, one of two, East Soar Willows
Hawfinch, one of two, East Soar Willows

Bird impression of Homer Simpson at an all you can eat buffet.
Bird impression of Homer Simpson at an all you can eat buffet.

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News