A mild and windless Sunday, and another good species count for the day, 45 in total, with GREY WAGTAIL, LITTLE OWL,FIELDFARE, KESTREL, and a flyover LITTLE EGRET, to add to yesterdays sightings. The weekends total came to a whopping 54, one more than for the whole of November 2006 and two more than November 2004! The only species I could have expected to find, but didn't, was a Redwing.
Despite the good species count today, I didn't see any Linnet at Migrant alley, and there were fewer MEADOW PIPITS, 20-30 PIED WAGTAILS were trapped in the greenhouses, the automatic window system hadn't yet opened to let them out. The large feeding flock in the wet woods was again located, but I didn't find a Treecreeper, or any Redpoll with them today. SISKIN were in almost every alder tree I looked in, occasionally a few GOLDFINCH were with them. Another songster joined the ones I heard yesterday, a DUNNOCK, it was a pleasure to listen to.
The above ROBIN came up to me so close I could have reached out and touched it, so close in fact, I had to back away to take this picture.