Thursday 29 October 2015

Good Autumn Stuff


Orcombe Point - once the rain had cleared - c15/20+ Goldcrest, c40+ Meadow Pipit, c10+ Chaffinch, c10+ Blackbird, 3+ Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 3+ Coal Tit (including 1 prob Continental bird), 1 Collared Dove, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Teal, 11 Turnstone and a second -winter Mediterranean gull. The Pallas's Warbler showed beautifully just inside the gate to the Bristol Schools Camp and a Dartford Warbler moved along the Dung Field Hedge before flipping over the Lane and vanishing. Compare with October 2014 when Dartford Warbler was the month's stand-out bird. There were however notably fewer Goldcrests around today.
Mudbank produced the Black Brant, 5 Gadwall, 5 Teal, adult Mediterranean Gull and the usual large numbers of Wigeon, Pintail and Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
Just up the hill from Mudbank, along Halsdon Avenue, 2 Black Redstarts fed actively around rooftops and gardens.

Above and below - presumed immature male with striking white wing panel.

Black Redstart number 2 - immature female?

No comments:

Post a Comment