10-Oct-2018 07:40 to
today, perhaps a bit too bright during the clear sunny periods. Three Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff showed there
are still one or two summer migrants about. Generally, very quiet. A Meadow Pipit
briefly perched on a mist net pole but like yesterday most pipits showed no
interest. A Green Woodpecker got out before I could get to it. The Reed Buntings
dropped into the scrub as the mist moved in. There was very little activity
for most of the session anywhere in the immediate vicinity. There was a lot of walking about, until late on when a small influx birds moved around the scrubby areas. This latter gave most of the capture. The next few days look to be unsettled so I might not get out again this week.
48metres in three
rides of 18m, 18m, 12m up from 08:00 to 10:30hrs
Pipit, playlists: Autumn, BCCCFCGC intermittently
29 Species: I know I
missed a few, mainly finches, that flew over against the light also my hearing and memory is not what it was. I did pick up a fly-over Brambling on call though. No sign of any winter thrushes so far this week. The Dartford Warbler is the first I have found here since before the April cold spell when most of the commons population disappeared. It was either very mobile or there were two since I saw it or another individual moving through the scrub to the east after the first sighting to the west of the enclosure.