Thursday, 21 October 2010

October 20th 2010

Last night was very clear and down to minus one as I spent an hour watching Comet Hartley and cracking views of Jupiter close to the moon. Despite the artic temperatures I still managed 4 species of moths this morning while overhead at least 800 Fieldfare went south west in a steady passage mid-morning.
There was still a healthy movement of birds this afternoon over Hill Rd, Grandborough, mainly Fieldfare but a few Skylarks, Starling and Meadow Pipits while a male Brambling was with a small Chaffinch flock by the barn and 4 Tree Sparrow nearby. The male Bearded Tit was still at Napton Reservoir but just as elusive and mobile.


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