Great Spotted Woodpecker - Bristol Schools field. A Green Woodpecker is also seen from time to time in the same area.
Not much to report from this weekend. A brief visit to Orcombe Point early on Saturday produced just 3 Chiffchaffs and a grounded Redwing of note. About 300 Woodpigeons were counted but there were considerably more on Sunday morning when Nick and I estimated at least 3000 moving west early on. More notable for Orcombe was a significant finch passage that included c130+ Chaffinches, 4 Redpolls and 3+ Siskins. Also noted were 3 Goldcrests, 1 Curlew, c20+ Meadow Pipits and 5+ Skylarks.
With very little time to spare before dark this evening I raced around the Bristol Schools field and was surprised to flush a Snipe from a small dry weedy patch. Very little else present though.
Woodpigeons - last autumn, having first photographed and then painstakingly counted 20,000 woodpigeons, I vowed to just watch and enjoy them this year. The urge to quantify these movements however is strong.