Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Oct 12th

I was on time this morning!! to see just a handful of moths! For a reasonably warm night there wasn't a lot to record, although the moon was pretty full so may have affected the numbers. We did have a Feathered Thorn, 2 Lunar Underwings, a for cry from a week or two ago, Merveille Du Jour, Red Line and Yellow Line Quaker plus several Green Brindled Crescents.
I took a different route today which meant a nice view to the south of the castle and a quick look at the hedges at the highest point of the patch. There were 2 CHIFFCHAFF in the hedge and a few bits going over. Flocks, if you can call them that, were generally small, 3's and 4's of CHAFFINCH, flew mainly south west with the odd SISKIN and REDPOLL heading more in a southerly direction, 4 PIED WAGTAILS also flew south followed by about 8 MEADOW PIPITS. HOUSE MARTINS went by in two flocks, a 9 and a 4. Back in the car park I found a BLACKCAP and the first COMMON GULL of the autumn flew over. No pics this morning and I didn't get back this evening, maybe tomorrow.


Warren Baker said...

Still a few 'summer' birds about then Alan :-)

No pics here today either, that will be the case more often than not now the autumn weather is here!

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, just a couple hanging on, I haven't had an over wintering Chiffy yet in the 14 years, I've been watching!

It's a shame about not getting pics but hopefully there will be the odd opportunity here and there.