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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12th October

Not large numbers but still birds moving mainly westwards. Some of the thrushes were really high fliers and barely visible.

Lapland Bunting: A first park record. What was probably a male was picked up as it tailed a flock of about 40 Chaffinches at 11.30am. It was similar in length but appeared a lot dumpier, with very white under parts. As it was only just above tree top height, on one ocassion the chestnut nape was visible. It also called twice, which immediately brought back memories of last week on the Isles of Scilly where there were up to four birds on St Mary’s. Four other unidentified buntings flew SW at 7.05am.

Redwing: 280 flew west, one flock consisting of 170 birds.

Yellow Wagtail: one flew east at 7.15am.

Pied Wagtail: six flew over in various directions.

Grey Wagtail: three seen.

Chaffinch: seventy birds in several flocks flew west.

Chiffchaff: three again in area 31.

  

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