Meet up with Sam Woods today from Tropical Birding (ex-Beddington birder) and went round the farmlands.
Juvenile female Sparrowhawk. One of two today.
Common Buzzard- had five today including a group of four together (presumably migrants)
Eight Tree Sparrow were feeding in the sacrificial crop area (in the ruderal habitat).
20+ Lapwing around. Also 10 Snipe in the Southern Lake wet grassland area and 5 Common and 4 Green Sandpiper around.
Good numbers of waterfowl about including 25 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, 15 Gadwall, 12 Mallard and 20+ Little Grebe
An interesting 'Yellow-legged Gull' with dark head markings. A bulky bird possibly a hybrid Lesser Black Back?
A juvenile/first winter Common Gull. The first Common Gull I've seen this autumn.
Another 'Yellow-legged Gull'
Common Darters- 10-15 today on our route
Grey Dagger from the trap last night. A first for the year. Typical species in the trap now include Vine's Rustic, Pale Mottled Willows, the odd Jersey Tiger still, Brimstones, Willow Beauties, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Sqaure-spot Rustic, Flame Shoulder, Setaceous Hebrew Character and the odd Angle Shades and Carcina quercana. Other typical micros include Blastobasis adustella, Crambus falsella and Agriphila geniculea