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Monday, October 30, 2006

30th October

A good variety of birds on passage.

Jack Snipe: 1 was flushed from a ditch in the wetland pen at 3.30pm.
Water Rail: 1 seen in the wetland pen, area 25 at 11.40am.
Snipe: 1 looked as if it was dropping down into area 25 at 7.50am.
Woodlark: 1 flew very low W at 11.20am.
Fieldfare: 16 birds west, the first record of the autumn.
Redwing: 110 birds W.
Song Thrush: 2 birds W.
Meadow Pipit: 14 birds W.
Grey Wagtail: 2 birds SW.
Pied Wagtail: 4 birds SW.
Collared Dove: A group of 5 flew W at 8.35am.
Wood Pigeon: 900 flew SW.
Siskin: 2 birds flew W, also the first autumn record.
Greenfinch: 60 birds W.
Chaffinch: 120 flew W.
Goldfinch: 12 birds flew SW.
Starling: 315 flew W.
Jackdaw: 16 birds in three groups.
Scandinavian Herring Gull: 1 flew E at 9.15am.


Castlehaven said...

To get a chance to spot the Water Rail, does one simply go to the railing at the south edge of the wetland area and hope..? Or is it easier from the east end of that area?

Tony Duckett said...

We hope to do some work to allow the chance of seeing the bird from the railing to the south of the pen. I think standing on the path gives you a slightly better view. This was also the area close to where the Jack Snipe was flushed from and hopefully will return to.