Monday, 15 October 2012

First Goldeneye

Highlights of a plod around The Point this morning with TG were 3 Ring Ouzels, 2 Bramblings, c20 Siskins, c15 Redpolls, c100 Goldfinches, c20 Stock doves, c80 Woodpigeons, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Sparrowhawks, 12 Chiffchaffs, 15 Long-tailed Tits and a flock of 61 Blue Tits.   
 At the south end of the ARC a Little Stint with 30 Lapwing, a singing Cetti's Warbler and a Marsh Harrier over. On the track to and around the pines 2 Jays, a Black Redstart, a Ring Ouzel, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Cetti's Warblers, c 100 Golden Plovers over, a Snipe and 2 Marsh Harriers. Across the road at Boulderwall farm 16 Tree sparrows round the feeder.
 On the reserve little of note on Burrowes and New Excavations. At Christmas Dell 4 Blackcaps and a Stonechat. Dengemarsh still hosts the Great white Egret and 2 more Marsh Harriers. At Hookers 2 Blackcaps 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a photogenic Kestrel and a Ring Ouzel flushed from opposite the ramp.
In a late afternoon look at the ARC from Hanson 2 Little Stints, a Common Snipe and PT spotted my first Goldeneye of the Autumn among the usual wildfowl.  

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