tirsdag den 23. oktober 2012

Crests and the rest

As the title suggests today was mainly about Goldcrests. We caught 112 birds in total and 61 of them were Goldcrest. Other birds today (yesterday now) Robin 18, Wren 6, Sparrowhawk 6, Blackbird 5, Great tit 4, Chiffchaff 3, 2 of each Dunnock, Song Thrush and Redwing and singles of Reed Bunting, Chaffinch and Blue Tit.

Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus, 1cy female

Sightings today included 15 Red kites, 3 Wood Lark, 44 Golden Plover, 1000+ Wood Pigeon, 780+ Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 4 Red-throated Diver, 120 Common Scoter and 15 Brent geese. A Fulmar was seen from the South tip!

Photo: Heather McGinty
Blog: Craig Brookes

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