Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sunny and Windy.

Sunny, 14º, fresh W, a few showers.

A Chiffchaff in Jubilee wood also a Song Thrush there, out into open farmland on the south west of the Bullshole produced 8 Black-headed Gulls in the fields.

Small flocks of Yellowhammer and Linnets seen, 20+ of the former and 30+ latter in total.

2 Wheatear on Lollingdon Hill and a couple of Skylarks. In the distance a tractor working one of the fields was accompanied by 200+ gulls, all Lesser Blackbacks as far as I could tell.

9 Grey Partridge and 4 Red-legged Partridge seen.

2 more Chiffchaffs seen/heard and a single Reed Bunting.

Skylarks very prominent today with over 100 seen, including a flock of 70+ out near the Lees, also 2 Corn Bunting.

3 Meadow Pipits near Manor farm.

A flock of 10 Redpoll and a handfull of Siskin have been seen near the village this week (per TR).

3 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood and 6 Common Darters seen, all in sheltered spots.

                                   Common Darter

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