Sunday, 3 October 2010

October 3rd 2010

We battled against driving rain and strong winds for two hours this morning looking for migrants on Burton Dassett Hills but the tally of 2 Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail questioned the sanity of such a move so made a timely retreat to the Long Itchington Diner.
Once dried and fed we were determined not to be out done by the weather so tried Napton on the Hill only to be frustrated by the continuous rain which gave us poor views of a possible Ring Ousel flying over the church. Only other birds of interest near the church were Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Chiffchaff.
Between the church and farm we came across a tit flock containing nearly a 100 birds which held 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and 20+ Long-tailed Tits.


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