Soar & Plymouth

Steve Young & I started the day with a Green Sandpiper (presumably the one first reported by Perry) calling near the car park at dawn. A modest movement early on included 420 Wood Pigeons (conservative estimate), 200+ Starlings, and 42 Alba Wagtails (plus 30 grounded).

Otherwise: 1 or 2 Firecrests (E.Soar willows); 1 male Ring Ouzel (near the copse); 1 Merlin; 2 Siskins; 2 Whinchats; 250+ Jackdaws; 37 Goldcrests; 7 Chiffchaffs; ; c100 Skylarks; 8+ Jays; 4 Song Thrushes; 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers; 60 Swallows; 2 House Martins; 17 Stock Doves.

On the way home saw the Lesser Yellowlegs in Ernesettle Creek, Plymouth 5.20pm to 6.05pm. Viewed from the Plymouth side frequenting both sides of the river about 800m up stream from the bridge.

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 8:39 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News