|Early morning Bullfinch|
November 2nd again produced a SWALLOW, several JAYS,a flock of 24 LINNET, KESTREL and GREY HERON. Little Egrets are currently notable only by their absence. More time on the 3rd did inevitably give better results, 9 SWALLOWS south, they just keep coming through, the LINNET flock had shot up to 60 + overnight and a couple of REDPOLLS were feeding in the hedgerows. A prolonged view across the valley helped me pick up a few FIELDFARE, KESTREL, COMMON BUZZARD and a PEREGRINE, as well as a late SMALL TORTOISESHELL butterfly. A brief walk today, (4th) after the heavy rain of the morning continued the late summer visitor theme with HOUSE MARTIN near the Granary. Otherwise 50 FIELDFARE dropped into the bridleway hedgerow and about 5 or 6 JAYS were noted.
|Yellowhammer again, I just can't avoid them at the moment!! Which is great.|