A possible Yellow-browed Warbler near the main entrance would off been the highlight of a very quiet day.
Wednesday 15th October
Dave and I were both out and about this morning and it was excellent with plenty of bits on the move and a few nice grounded migrants. I started off near the allotments which was well worth it when I flushed 4 out of the 5 Ring Ouzels present before they headed off south, and there was a nice little arrival of 114 Redwings with many of the birds dropping into the cemo, its been an excellent autumn for Stonechats as I will show in due course and there was another bird present this morning by the allotments, the paddocks was interesting with 4 latish Wheatears and 1 Yellow Wagtail. Raptors today included 5 Common Buzzards, 3 Peregrines and 3 Sparrowhawks with warbler numbers contributing to 18 Chiffchaffs and 7 Blackcaps. There was also a nice movement of Jays with 27 birds once again many dropping into the cemo. Other bits were 2 Siskins, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Brambling, 12 Goldcrests, 10 Jackdaws, 2 House Martins, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 15 Chaffinches, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 10 Meadow Pipits, 150 Starlings and 3 Skylarks.
Tuesday 14th October
Well I certainly have some catching up to do, well bird note wise any way, yes I have been out recently well the last few weeks, but haven't managed to up date anything but I will. Today I was out for just an hour but at long last it brought the first arrival of Redwings with 30 birds scattered around the cemo, and was also followed with other winter arrivals including a Brambling and a single Fieldfare. A Firecrest was present in the Dusky Thrush area along with most of the 10 Goldcrests and 3 Chiffchaffs. 2 Common Buzzards were showing by the rubbish dump with 2 Wheatears and 2 Stonechats present in the paddocks.