29 October 2010

Friday 29th October

Today's highlights included 4 Firecrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine, 13 Redwings, 4 Chaffinches, 8 Goldcrests, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 4 Long-tailed Tits.

Thursday 28th October

I had another pleasant few hours birding on the patch this morning whilst the builders came round to put in my new bathroom (well it's got to be done), unfortunately on the down side it was very quiet and for the first time in weeks it felt as if autumn may nearly be over. Even so there was a few bits around including 2 House Martins which headed west early on, (I do believe, and would need to check on old records that I have never recorded a House Martin here in November so that's the challenge this year, also today the rather large female Peregrine which has been hanging around a little while was hunting over the paddocks and once again successfully killed another Wood Pigeon (no wonder it's so fat), also present was 7 Goldcrests, 8 Redwings, 4 Goldfinches, 2 Pied Wagtails, 7 Chaffinches, 2 Meadow Pipits, 6 Jays, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Linnets and 3 Ring-necked Parakeets.

Tuesday 26th October

Just another quick session possible today from 7:10 - 9:10am, which was pretty good in the time period, there was a few bits around including 20 Bramblings west, 5 Lesser Redpolls west, 10 Siskins, 14 Fieldfares, 14 Redwings, 112 Chaffinches mainly heading west, 1 Reed Bunting north, 1 Chiffchaff, 25 Greenfinches, 2 Goldfinches, 7 Linnets, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 97 Ring-necked Parakeets, 100 Starlings, 2 Sparrowhawks, 7 Goldcrests, 6 Jays, 1 Jackdaw and 25 Magpies.

Monday 25th October

I could only cover a late afternoon session today which produced 1 Firecrest, 10 Bramblings, 10 Goldcrests, 10 Redwings, 2 Fieldfares, 1 Siskin, 7 Chaffinches, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Meadow Pipits and 500 Starlings.

Sunday 24th October

I covered the patch this morning from 9:10 - 11:10am, and although it was fairly quiet it did produce a nice few bits, best of all was a Waxwing which headed west at 10:30am, and 3 Firecrests which showed very well alongside 7 Goldcrests. Others today included 2 Bramblings, 1 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaffs, 13 Fieldfares, 10 Redwings, 1 Lesser Redpoll west, 4 Sparrowhawks north, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 2 Goldfinches, 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Jays and 2 Chaffinches.

Saturday 23rd October

The best highlight on a rather miserable day was a Mallard which headed west late morning and on the basis that it is no (111) for the recording area this year, apart from that there was a few bits around but nothing to get the pulse racing. First of all I checked for the Hooded Crow in fields by the main cemetery entrance but without any luck, in fact nearly all of the Crows had disappeared from yesterday. Other bits included 1 Curlew south, 2 Crossbills north, 2 Peregrines (hunting together over the paddocks), 2 Lesser Redpolls west, 3 Siskins west, 3 Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 House Martins west, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Kestrel, 4 Goldcrests, 6 Goldfinches, 4 Chaffinches, 1 alba Wagtail, 1 Lapwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Corn Buntings, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets, 43 Skylarks, 150 Starlings, 6 Jays, 500 Wood Pigeons, 4 Rooks, 30 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Linnets.

Friday 22nd October

I covered the area along with Dave Gilbert from 9:10am - 1:20pm, and it was certainly a lot quieter (for the smaller stuff) than previous days, but not so for raptors with a new autumn record of 15 Common Buzzards, 9 birds went through between 10:50 - 10:58am, including 5 single birds and a group of 4, it was followed soon after by another 6 individuals tail gating each other, all the birds were seen heading off in a westerly direction, It's been an amazing year for Common Buzzards with at least 117 birds recorded so far which has obviously smashed all previous records from years gone by. Other highlights today included the Hooded Crow which was still present in fields by the main cemetery entrance, but there was no sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler after a fairly long search. Other bits around were 2 Firecrests, 16 Bramblings north, 4 Sparrowhawks, 4 Kestrels, 7 Goldcrests, 10 Redwings, 3 Fieldfares, 20 Chaffinches, 2 Siskins, 2 Reed Buntings, 47 Skylarks, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Swallows west, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 alba Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets, 100 Linnets, 60 Crows, 3 Rooks, 30 Jackdaws and 10 Jays.

Thursday 21st October

Hooded Crow (Photographed distantly in fields outside of the main cemetery entrance)

WHAT an excellent autumn this is turning out to be and today once again was no exception, I couldn't get onto the patch until 9:10am, so probably missed out on a bit of early vis mig, but generally there was a few bits moving throughout the day anyway. I met up once again with Dave Gilbert and between us we covered the area until 4:30pm, as soon as I arrived there was a Yellow-browed Warbler calling in exactly the same spot as I had it yesterday with tits and crests, but yet again after a few brief minutes it disappeared never to seen again. After such a good start I/we wondered if that was going to be it, but next we decided to check out the fields just outside of the cemetery as recently there have been a good build up of Crows, just as we were beginning to do exactly that a Hooded Crow flew over and landed in fields opposite the main entrance,to which I managed a distant record shot, this maybe the bird I had a few days ago over the allotments (but who knows this autumn). After watching the bird we carried on in higher spirits and were soon rewarded when at 10:55am, 2 Rough-legged Buzzards (108) headed west, followed shortly after by 1 of the 3 Common Buzzards recorded today. The rest of the goodies didn't end there as at 4:20pm, 5 Waxwings (109) headed west over the cemetery (a rare bird here with very few records so I was well pleased with these), and a Hawfinch (110) (only the 3rd record), which headed north about 5 minutes after. Other bits seen were 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaffs, 7 Goldcrests, 67 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 1 Swallow west, 32 Lapwings, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Sparrowhawks, 18 Chaffinches, 1 Grey Wagtail, 28 Blackbirds, 60 Crows (with another 60 with the Hooded Crow), 3 Jays, 10 Magpies, and 4 Goldfinches. (Could this superb month finish with a nice Radde's Warbler or perhaps one of the coastal Red-flanked Bluetails, who knows but what a dream it would be), I look forward to tomorrow.

Wednesday 20th October

I've been here, there and everywhere today and eventually managed to find sometime on the local patch where I arrived at 3:30pm, its certainly been a pretty cold day and this seemed evident with a fair number of Blackbirds scattered around the place, but the highlight was a Yellow-browed Warbler which I heard calling in the large sycamore tree by the main entrance at 3:40pm, the bird called about 4 times and I finally managed to see the bird about 10 minutes after, but it was extremely elusive and wasn't seen or heard again after 3:55pm, this is potentially the 4th record this autumn, but may also of been the bird present here 2 days ago. I had to leave by 4:30pm, so didn't have time to cover much else, but also recorded within this time period was 2-3 Firecrests, 5 Redwings 10 Goldcrests, 10 Long-tailed Tits and a single Chiffchaff.

Tuesday 19th October

All the recording area wasn't covered today as Dave Gilbert and I spent nearly all of the time trying to relocate yesterday's Pallas's and Yellow-browed Warbler, unfortunately we had no luck with either but it was pretty windy at the best of times. Due to this I suppose we didn't concentrate to much on anything else but what we did record was 1 Firecrest, 20 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs, 10 Redwings, 2 Swallows west, 4 Sparrowhawks, 3 Reed Buntings, 10 Jays, 1 Siskin north, 10 Goldfinches, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker and 5 Long-tailed Tits.

Monday 18th October

Pallas's Warbler

Do excuse me, at the moment I feel like I'm on cloud 9, I have had a fantastic mornings birding, a gem of a bird (shown above), along with a total of 50 species. I started out at 7:00am and had to finish at midday but what a wonderful time I had, but strangely enough it didn't feel has half as good as what it did yesterday, but although this felt the case I recorded 50 species in literally no time at all. When I first entered the cemetery it seemed fairly quiet until about 8:00am, when it was all systems go, the best part of the morning came between 9 - 9:30am, when at first I heard a Richard's Pipit at 9:00am, calling over the main entrance, I then managed to see the bird very well as it headed off in a westerly direction, about 10 minutes after I heard a Yellow-browed Warbler calling in the crematorium, after a little search I managed to find the bird feeding in trees by the crematorium entrance, it must of then stayed around the same location as it was heard again just before I left, but the best of the bunch was amazingly to come shortly after at 9:30am, when I found only my 2nd ever record of PALLAS'S WARBLER (107) for the site, it was seen and also heard calling on several occasions in the large overgrown area by the 2 chapels, then in an area of sycamores just to the right where it showed very well on and off for 10 minutes, it then disappeared and after a very long search was not seen again until 11:45am, when again it was heard calling in roughly the same location. I had to wait 17 years to record my first ever bird on my patch which didn't show for to long, and ever since I have prayed for another and today was the day, I managed to get some record shots but it was pretty difficult at the best of times as it didn't keep still amongst the Goldcrests, even so I got some excellent views for the time I had, I texted Craig and Barry wright/friends also came down but without any joy, I just hope it might be present tomorrow, don't worry guys I will let you know. The rest of today's news included my first Bullfinch (106), for a long time it's always nice to see these birds here again, also 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Stonechat, 4 Bramblings, a new record of 19 Reed Buntings many of the birds heading west, (what a year it's been for them here), 3 Firecrests, 20 Goldcrests, 40 Redwings, 4 Lesser Redpolls, 4 Siskins, 50 Chaffinches, 16 Swallows north, 1 House Martin west, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 4 Grey Partridges, 25 Skylarks, 33 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 100 Linnets, 7 House Sparrows, 33 Crows, 10 Jays, 10 Robins, 40 Blackbirds, 20 Song Thrushes, 1 Cormorant east, 2 Sparrowhawks, 7 Lapwings west, 1 Jackdaw, 30 Black-headed Gulls and 1000+ Wood Pigeons.

Sunday 17th October

Between us Dave Gilbert and I covered the area for several hours hoping for another good patch rarity, unfortunately after searching every inch of the place it didn't happen but nevertheless it was a really good day's birding in pretty much perfect conditions, there was plenty on the move, a daily record for one species and a nice selection of grounded migrants to go with it. As soon as we both arrived it was buzzing with activity especially finches which included an overall total of 210 Chaffinches and 7 Bramblings, the rest of the birds noted were 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Firecrests, 4 Lesser Redpolls west, 70 Siskins north/west, 17 Fieldfares, 210 Redwings, a record for the site of 32 Jays mainly heading north, 6 Grey Wagtails north, 35+ Goldcrests, 1 Swallow west, 1 Peregrine north, 6 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 115 Blackbirds, 20 Song Thrushes, 30 Robins, 1 Reed Bunting west, 4 Sparrowhawks, 1 Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipits, 30 Skylarks, 4 Goldfinches, 20 Magpies, 2 Linnet and 1 alba Wagtail.

Saturday 16th October

I was out for a couple of hours this morning just before football in very blustery winds, even the most sheltered areas were difficult to cover, birds noted were 3 Firecrests, 2 Swallows, 10 Goldcrests, 20 Redwings, 1 Grey Wagtail west, 2 Chaffinches, 3 Goldfinches, 25 Meadow Pipits, 1 alba Wagtail north, 2 Skylarks, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 1000+ Wood Pigeons.

Friday 15th October

I was out from 9:15am - 12:15pm, and if timed allowed I would of liked to have stayed longer, even so it was a pretty good day with the main highlight being my 2nd Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn which I managed to find a mere 20 minutes away from leaving the site, the bird this time wasn't calling but instead found with a mixed flock of crests and tits, within the 20 minutes of watching the bird on and off it was pretty mobile and followed this certain flock around the cemetery when eventually it was lost to view. Today also produced 3 Firecrests, 1 Peregrine (with a Wood Pigeon kill), 1 latish Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaffs, 18 Swallows north, 5 Lesser Redpolls, 35 Siskins, 4 Bramblings, 6 Fieldfares west, 175 Redwings, 25 Goldcrests, 82 Goldfinches, 500 Linnets west, 6 Reed Buntings, 4 Chaffinches, 9 Jays, 28 Meadow Pipits, 15 Skylarks, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Jackdaws, 4 Grey Partridges, 7 Pied Wagtails and 25 Song Thrushes.

Thursday 14th October

The weather this morning once again looked pretty good with a northerly wind and overcast conditions so I made my way across early morning, and although there was a few birds around it wasn't as good as the last few spoilt days, even so I managed to record a Short-eared Owl heading east over the paddocks which is no (105) for the year, the female Peregrine was also pigeon hunting around the paddocks to which she made another successful kill. Also noted was 1 Firecrest, 6 Swallows north, 7 Chiffchaffs, 4 Bramblings, 50 Redwings, 1 Fieldfare, 12 Goldcrests, 153 Goldfinches, 7 Chaffinches, 10 Meadow Pipits, 1 Reed Bunting north, 3 Sparrowhawks, (1 bird eating a Song Thrush), 1 Kestrel, 2 Linnets, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1,000 Wood Pigeons, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Green Woodpeckers.

Wednesday 13th October

I was in meetings for most of the day so didn't get to the patch until 4pm, I covered the area until the light eventually got the better of me, highlights were 1 Firecrest, 16 Bramblings north, 60 Redwings, 7 Chiffchaffs, 7 Chaffinches, 40 Meadow Pipits, 10 Goldcrests, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Goldfinches and 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Tuesday 12th October

I covered the area from 9:15 - 11:30am, and due to other commitments out of town couldn't return back today, a little bit unfortunate as there was a few birds stationary and on the move. Before I display today's sightings I must thank Craig for the text regarding the Pallas's Warblers at Pegwell I will certainly be down tomorrow if they hang around. Birds noted this morning within the time period shown included 1 Ring Ouzel north, 12 Fieldfares, 4 Bramblings, 260 Redwings, 4 Siskins, 10 Goldcrests, 7 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaffs, 70 Chaffinches, 2 Reed Buntings north, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Pied Wagtails, 2 Sparrowhawks, 50 Meadow Pipits, 45 Skylarks, 13 Jays, 1 Kestrel, 2 Linnets, 3 Jackdaws, 50 Starlings, 500 Wood Pigeons and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Monday 11th October

So far, this autumn has been excellent and has certainly made up for a fairly poor spring (well rarity wise anyway), I started off at 7:00am, and had to finish at 10:30am due to a meeting but as soon as I arrived it was pretty much buzzing with activity, I got back for a couple of hours this afternoon and between the two managed a total of 46 species. The best bird of the day was a Hooded Crow (104) which headed east over the allotments at 7:30am, a very smart bird well I think so anyway, and the last record was of 2 birds in July of all months, several years ago. But I do remember my first Hooded Crow very well way back when I first started watching this place when it was present in a garden opposite the main cemetery entrance for about 2 days frequently sitting on the occupants roof before moving off into nearby fields. The rest of the bits today were also good with 4 Ring Ouzels north, 1 Firecrest, 15 Sparrowhawks including 4 birds that I flushed from under some sycamores presumably sheltering from the strengthening winds, amazing sight even so, 34 Bramblings, a new record 15 Reed Buntings, 127 Redwings, 4 Fieldfares, 9 Siskins, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Grey Wagtails, 13 Chaffinches, 4 Chiffchaffs, 10 Goldcrests, 43 Goldfinches, 1,000 Starlings, 20 Meadow Pipits, 10 Skylarks, 85 Ring-necked Parakeets, 11 alba Wagtails north, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 15 Grey Partridges, 2 Corn Buntings, 1 Rook, 3 Jackdaws, 30 Song Thrushes and 1 Grey Heron west.

Sunday 10th October

There was no sign as far as I know of the Dusky or Yellow-browed Warbler today, but there was certainly an overnight clear out of the smaller birds with less Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs. Barry Wright and Jeremy came down for a visit this morning and along with Dave Gilbert saw a ring-tailed Hen Harrier which was actually on the ground being mobbed by a few magpies, a shock to all I would expect to see something of that quality sitting behind a gravestone, obviously a tied bird but when spotted it soon headed off. Barry also found a fly over Yellowhammer a good bird for the site, I haven't seen one here for a few years and I do believe this is only the 3rd record for the cemetery. I eventually arrived on site at 9:30am, unfortunately missing the ring-tail but when Dave and I did wander round for 3 hours we did record 1 Firecrest, 5-600 Redwings mainly heading west, 1 Whinchat, 10 Bramblings, 5 Siskins, 1 Grey Wagtail west, 30 Chaffinches, 2 Reed Buntings, 15 Goldfinches, 3 Linnets, 1 Pied Wagtail, 40 Song Thrushes, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Meadow Pipits, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 60 Starlings and 10 Skylarks.

Saturday 9th October

I have finally got home at 11:25pm, after a night out with friends to up date the website, it has certainly been a busy day and after the mist had just about cleared I started off birding at 7:50am, it looked like it could be very promising as last night it seemed like hundreds of Redwings were passing over the house from about 9pm - midnight at least, so I was looking forward to getting to the patch, the day started off well with a Ring Ouzel in the garden of rest, followed shortly after by a very elusive Yellow-browed Warbler which called on a few occasions but was extremely mobile around the cemo, from then on the day got better, I met up with Dave Gilbert at 9:00am, and straight away we both saw a small Phyllosc type warbler in some sycamores by the 2 chapels, at first it was a bit on the skulking side but eventually the bird came out in the open and our initial thoughts were confirmed when a very obliging DUSKY WARBLER showed a few feet away for about 2-3 minutes, it then showed on and off till 9:30am at least when I had to leave for parental duties, but Dave stayed behind and once again saw the bird very well on and off for a further 30 minutes, it was then lost to view but after a wander round he managed to relocate it at 11:50am, briefly in the same position, I then met up with Dave at 1:30pm and we both saw the bird for 10 minutes but not after. This is the 2nd record for the cemetery and a great bird to which we will both certainly look for tomorrow. Due to the excitement not all areas were covered but also noted was 1 Firecrest, 1 Crossbill east, 18 White-Fronted Geese north/east, 30 Redwings, 5 Bramblings, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Siskins, 7 Goldcrests, 20 Chaffinches, 11 Jays, 10 Lapwings, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Green Woodpeckers. The day finished well when Dave and I watched my local team Margate beat Horsham 6-1 at Hartsdown Park.

Friday 8th October

As soon as I entered the cemetery this morning I found a Firecrest, followed soon after by 4 Siskins, but the best was to come, which also became my 100th bird species this year in the recording area. I was watching several Goldcrests and 10 Long-tailed Tits when I heard a very vocal Yellow-browed Warbler in with them, the bird continued to call and show on several occasions when it eventually followed the mobile flock around, other bits around included 10 Wheatears, 1 Whinchat, 1 Grey Wagtail west, 1 Peregrine east, 32 Grey Partridges, 2 Reed Buntings, 92 Linnets, 22 Goldfinches, 3 Chiffchaffs, 10 Meadow Pipits, 20 Skylarks, 4 Jackdaws, 10 Chaffinches, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 16 Starlings and 1 alba Wagtail north. Away from the patch Dave Gilbert and I went over to see the Great Grey Shrike in Ramsgate this evening which showed very well on and off, also seen was a Tree Pipit heading south and several Redwings.

Thursday 7th October

I watched the recording area from 9:00am - 1pm, which was pretty good with a very respectable 44 species seen, within this was a record total for the site of 9 Reed Buntings eight of which came out of the same bit of hawthorn, there was also a few bits moving through. today's totals were: 1 Ring Ouzel south, 1 Hobby west, 4 Wheatears, 2 Redpolls east, 4 Chiffchaffs, 16 Siskins west, 2 Grey Wagtails north, 2 Bramblings, 6 Swallows west, 16 Chaffinches, 2 Redwings, 103 Linnets, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Grey Partridges, 43 Meadow Pipits, 35 Skylarks, 370 Starlings west, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrels, 10 Pied Wagtails, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Jackdaws north, 3 Goldfinches, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 300 Wood Pigeons, 8 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Rook and 10 House Sparrows with the latter being seen for the first time in a number of days.

Wednesday 6th October

I covered the area from 9:00 - 11:30am, and dodging the heavy showers was certainly the name of the game, but once they had disappeared there was a few birds to be seen this included 3 Wheatears in the paddocks, and a female Peregrine over the allotments, others noted were 48 Goldfinches, 12 Pied Wagtails, 3 Goldcrests, 4 Chaffinches, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Meadow Pipits, 5 Skylarks, 5 Linnets, 1 Kestrel, 50 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls, 150 Herring Gulls, 400 Wood Pigeons and 15 Song Thrushes. There was also a few bits passing through with a total of 38 Siskins south, with 7 Redwings, 18 Swallows, 20 House Martins, 1 Reed Bunting and 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers heading west.

Monday 4th October

Due to a busy morning at home I couldn't get to the patch until 1:00pm, last nights weather must of been promising as by first light the wind for a little while had swung round to a light northerly, along with overnight rain it may of been a good morning to be out. I was certainly Itching to get over to the patch and when I finally arrived it did seem pretty busy with a Ring Ouzel near the paddocks, followed by 5 Bramblings which headed east. I had to leave by 2:30pm, so in this time I also recorded 40 Chaffinches, 10 Goldcrests, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 75 Skylarks west, 45 Linnets, 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Goldfinch and 13 Pied Wagtails.

Sunday 3rd October


It's certainly very hard work birding in these strong southerly winds, and once again not surprisingly it remained very quiet, probably the most interesting was a total of 4 Reed Buntings in the paddocks, joined soon after by a female Peregrine. Other bits included 1 Brambling, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Goldcrests, 1 Redwing, 27 Chaffinches, 1 Blackcap and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Saturday 2nd October

There was a little bit more going on this morning with a slight increase of 10 Goldcrests and 10 Siskins, but again generally quiet, others noted were 1 Brambling, 1 Blackcap, 20 Blackbirds, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Chaffinches, 3 Meadow Pipits, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Green Woodpeckers.

Friday 1st October

Surprisingly it was extremely quiet in the 2 hours I was out today, best of the highlights was 1 Brambling, 3 Swallows, 4 Redwings, 4 Siskins, 4 Goldcrests, 4 Chaffinches, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and 2 Green Woodpeckers.