Thursday, 17 September 2015

Siskin Day

17th September

At last a morning with no rain but an appointment made for a late start, so it was down to the plots at 10.30.  It looked fairly quiet, just the usual stonechats but no whitethroats etc however a flock of c.70 siskins were flying west skimming over the field at a height of about five feet. These were followed by another three flocks of about 30-40 in each, no doubt more before and after I left. A few stock dove singles were also flying west  along with small numbers of mipits.  A couple of cetti's made their presence known and a solitary rook flew in from the east and all the time a steady number of hirundines were flying through.

22 Little Egrets Along The Coast

Next I took a walk up to the wall on the LNNR finding the usual big flock of linnets and goldfinches and on the way back 2 whinchats on the 'chalet track'.  I also came across a lone small heath in the wet grass.

Tonight at 7.00 pm hirundines were still moving through over my house.

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