Sunday, 9 October 2016

Variable amounts of cloud blew across the sky on a cool Northerly wind this morning.

I again checked out the lakes first thing this morning, but just MALLARDS and MOORHENS were present, however 3 TEAL circled low over the main lake, but didn't settle on to the water. SISKIN were seen and heard around the banks of the lakes.

A check of the Greenhouse Grounds was made, where I found just 1 STONECHAT, a GREY WAGTAIL was also present again, plus the bonus of a REED BUNTING was had when one flew over calling loudly.

Maybe around a dozen SWALLOWS flew through, as did 2 HOUSE MARTINS, the only other summer species seen today was a CHIFFCHAFF in the Greenhouse Copse.

A pair of BUZZARDS were watched as they circled low over the Wet Woods, then through my binocular vision around 15-20 REDWING (60) were spied flying through, the first of the Autumn. Their arrival this year is bang on the 15 year median arrival date, looking at those dates, all fifteen first sightings are between the 3rd and 12th of October inclusive, they really are reliable thrushes !


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Wot - no yellow brows down Ashes Lane yet - can't believe it!!!!!!!!!!!



Warren Baker said...

Davyman, there are loads of 'em, i'm just not seeing them :-)