Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October 12th 2011

It was a boring visit to the pond so thank god for Goodyear to liven things up.

Earlier while waiting for Bob Pied Wagtail, Siskin, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch and Linnet all headed south in small numbers over my estate while at the pond the most numerous migrant was Skylark with 55 recorded. Only other note worthy migrants were 4 Redwing and 2 Swallow.
We could only find one Little Stint while 4 Rock Pipits were still on the banks and both Black and Arctic Tern were in toft bay as the wind abated and 9 Dunlin and 6 Ringed Plover were on the spit. Other sightings were Raven, 4 Buzzard, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 6 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff and Green Woodpecker.

I had forgotten I had taken this last Sunday - nothing special but the blobs are Raven on Napton on the Hill. Only mentioning it as Bob and I could see 10 Raven by the mill today from toft bank 4 miles away due to the clear visibility.

Clear skies tonight so Jupiter and 3 of its moons showing well and the moon its self is worth exploring.


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