With the recent change in the weather there’s been quite a bit of bird migration taking place, with moderate numbers of Ring Ouzel appearing along the coast. With this in mind I thought this morning I’d better check out a few of their favourite haunts around the parish. Alas, I didn’t find any but I did bump into several small flocks of Song Thrush, probably 15+ birds in total – definitely an autumn influx. Best bird however was this nice autumn Wheatear, which looked rather chunky and rufous breasted – possibly Greenland race?
Other stuff of interest included a couple of Siskin, Marsh Tit in a favoured spot near the bird ‘blind’ by the Lake, Sparrowhawk, two Egyptian Geese and a few more Meadow Pipits than usual.