Berry Hd

Good mixture of overhead movement today if not in big numbers: 60 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 152 Chaffinch,  6 Brambling, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Siskin, 5 House Sparrows, 36 Bullfinch, 14 Skylark, 7 alba Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 (late) Yellow Waghtail, 5 Swallows, 19 Starling, 21 Song Thrush, 30 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 50+ Jackdaws and 1 Rook.

Around the headland: 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Black Redstarts, 1 Stonechat.

Blk Rdst BH 281012 ring Ouzel BH 281012

A lesser? Redpoll looked small but paler cheeked and chested than many lessers and well streaked with black white(ish)mid/upper rump, much whiter greater covert bars than two others seen well during the morning.

Redpoll BH 281012 redpoll BH 281012

 And 1 Red-breasted Merganser flew S. 

ML & BMc

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 10:42 am by Mike Langman in Bird News