Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today I managed two visits, spending a total of 3.5 hrs on the patch. It was dull and overcast with a light SE breeze.

Although Holy Island was sinking under the weight of scarce migrants and their visiting birders, Boulmer remained mostly underwhelming. I had 2 Chiffchaffs, 4+ Song Thrush, 12 + Redwing and 12+ Blackbirds arrived from the east, 19 Robins, 1 Goldcrest, 8+ Reed Buntings, 4 Yellowhammers, 10 Tree Sparrows, 35 Goldfinches, 2 Snipe, 2 Grey wagtails 1 Sparrowhawk, 45+ Dunlin and 1 Short eared Owl also arrived from high east to be escorted west by a squadron of Jackdaws.

A nice Fox was oblivious to our presence near Seaton Point Farm at 3.30pm.

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