Out from 0745 with Steve Cox - East Soar in the morning and Bolberry in the afternoon. Fine conditions early on.

The obligatory Yellow-browed Warblers - one called about a dozen times in the copse but didn't reveal itself and the other with a small flock of Chiffchaffs in Tor wood.

Still quite good numbers of Chiffchaffs (50) and Blackcaps (46 - all but 1 on east side). A Merlin perched in the copse and ringtail Hen Harrier over Bolberry. Also: Alba Wagtail 60+ (appeared to be all Pieds); Meadow Pipit 110+; Whitethroat 2; Wheatear 5; Swallow c15; Siskin 5; Whinchat 3; and a Hare.

Posted October 9th, 2013 at 5:08 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News