Berry Head

Around the headland today: 5 Coal Tit, 2 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 5 Stonechat.

Overhead movement: 1 Fieldfare, 11 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbirds, 6 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, 6 Chaffinch, 85 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Bullfinch, 1 Starling, 8 Swallows, 12 Skylark, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 7 'alba' Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail 

Coal Tit britanicus Berry Hd 16 Oct 2015 ML Firecrest Berry Hd 16th Oct 2015 ML

Photos: Coal Tit left and Firecrest right.

Althought this Coal Tit looks very grey on mantle and scapulars it did show olive streaks combined with small black bib, lack of blackish chest side markings, rather rich ochre flanks and lack of crest when aggitated ruled out the possibility of 'continental - ater' Coal Tit.

Posted October 16th, 2015 at 11:02 am by Mike Langman in Bird News