I made a full patch walk despite the fog, and found myself really struggling for species, but in the end scraped up a creditable 44. The highlight of the walk was undoubtedly finding another STONECHAT on my second visit to Migrant Alley, this one was a cracking male :-) Few other summer birds were noted, just 2 CHIFFCHAFFS and a flyover SWALLOW (49) for the months list. Three other species were added to the October list this morning, a KINGFISHER (50) was at the ornamental lake, and a MISTLETHRUSH (51) was in the large garden adjacent to the lake, already guarding a berry laden bush that he had staked out for winter :-) The third addition to the months list was a LITTLE OWL (52) that sat in the Greenhouse Copse.
Flyovers of note were SPARROWHAWK, KESTREL and a group of 3 BUZZARDS, plus a trickle of SKYLARKS heading NW, BLACK HEADED and HERRING GULLS were also seen flying over, and a GREY WAGTAIL still commutes to the Greenhouse Grounds every morning :-)
The camera was made redundant in the fog this morning, it might stay that way for a while looking at the change in the weather that's due tomorrow, I do have a couple of garden bird pics left in the ''blog folder'' though :-)