Tuesday, 13 October 2009


A brisk SE'ly is what we want, but not accompanied by constant rain!! Although there were birds around birding was almost impossible as binoculars got soaked as soon as they were lifted. Still lots of thrushes, many Robins and Dunnocks too. A few Bramblings and Chaffinches and at least three Greenfinch were seen too. A Yellow-browed Warbler kicked out of the grass in Da Water was probably the best sighting, if you don't count another brief view of the River Warbler! A probable Siberian Stonechat was reported at Schoolton but had disappeared into the rain by the time I got there! The day ended with the now customary late Loco chase, but yet again it disappeared in the gloom! From the couple of flight views obtained it looked quite long tailed so was probably one of the Grasshopper warblers from previous days.

Simon was at his dazzling best this evening and brought me a Golden Plover to ring!!

Hollie has spent most of the day in bed!!!!

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