Friday, 29 October 2010

October 28th 2010

There was a trickle of migrants going over the valley – mainly Chaffinch with the occasional small flock of Redwing and Starling while along the Hill Rd there were 10 Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, 24 Yellowhammer, 45 Linnet and 5 Golden Plover.
No sign of the Bearded Tit at Napton Reservoir due to the increasing wind and the only birds of note were Kingfisher and Redshank.
I arrived late afternoon at the pond to the news that a Slavonian Grebe had been found earlier so joined its admirers before doing the roost which was not helped by the blustery conditions making life difficult but managed adult winter Med and Yellow-legged Gull off dunns bay, also present were Common Sandpiper between the inlet and valve tower, 5 Goldeneye including immature male, female Pintail in biggen bay, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 5 Siskin.
Could not blog tonight – message came up saying maintence taking place try again in 40 minutes and I was still trying hours later.


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