Adult Med Gull, also a 2nd winter today
Artist impression of the Green (by Lysanne Horrox)
A busy autumn day. 8am at the yard to sort out the tree and garden Little Oak teams, then straight to Beddington for some vis migging with Roger and Bulldog. We had:
30 Skylark, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Siskin, 10 Redpoll, 105 Redwing, 37 Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Swallow, 1 2nd winter and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 46 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 4000 Starling, 1 Wigeon, 70 Chaffinch, 50 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Meadow Pipit
Then I had to be at the village green at 12pm to help out planting 2000 bulbs with 500 kids which went surprisingly to plan. This is part of the wildlife corridors construction linking the farmlands with the River Wandle.
Then it was to the council offices to discuss the Beddington conservation management plan and after a half price curry with Gabs, Fran and Ange it was back to the obs for some mothing.