29th October 2017

Another profitable 5-hour skywatching session from the top of Hither Field yielded 14 Hawfinches (including eight which flew out of The Nuttery), two Ravens north along the valley, 800 Redwings, 90 Fieldfares, a Red Kite, eight Siskins, 15 redpolls, five Pied Wagtails, 33 Meadow Pipits, eight Skylarks, 53 Chaffinches, 39 Goldfinches, six Greenfinches, seven Linnets, 170 Starlings, 50 Black-headed Gulls, five Lesser Black-backed Gulls, four Common Gulls and 600 Herring Gulls. Also seen from the position were singles of Tawny Owl, Rook and Kestrel, plus 10 Song Thrushes and six Buzzards. Another three redpolls were by Game Field.

Three Red Admirals flew through the BW sector.


David Campbell (photo), Christian Cogley, Darragh Culley, Paul Goodman, Simon Suter and Phil/Lynne Wallace