Wednesday 2 November 2016

Good Day at the farmlands

A good little day at the farmlands with Frankie and Glenn. Between us we had 1 Black Redstart, 1 Dartford Warbler, 9 Goosander flying north, 4400 Woodpigeon moving south west, 20 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, 6 Skylark, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Jack Snipe, 10 Snipe, 1 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Redpoll, 15 Chaffinch, 40+ Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch, 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest.

Also Frankie found another new species for the farmlands pan-species list. 

 9 Goosander- the second highest number after a flock of 38 on April 13th 1954.
 4400+ Woodpigeon today- the first big push this year 
Clear skies and a light north to north west this morning. Woodpigeon weather. 
 Redwing on Hawthorn 
 Lapwing- over 30 around at the moment 
Great Black-backed Gull- 4-5 today, a small influx. Gull numbers are building further as we move towards full on winter. 
 Red Kite 
 Practising with the trail camera- caught this Great Spotted Woodpecker on the obs feeders 
 The final landfill cell- got one to two years of landfill left
 More restoration management plan works on the southern mound developing species rich grasslands
 'Lighthouse gall' on Ground Ivy- a new one for us 

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