Sunday, 14 October 2012

Fog eventually lifted

Visibility was down to 20 yards at the pond this morning so had to be contented with Rock Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail and Wheatear on farborough bank.
Luckily Napton on the Hill above the mist was bathed in sunlight and we had 11 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Jay, Swallow and Brambling go over. Also present were Chiffchaff, 9 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, 8 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 Marsh Tit plus Silver Y, 3 Red Admiral and 3 Common Darter. Very good numbers of duck on Napton Reservoir with 32 Shoveler, 57 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 2 Teal and 5 Gadwall along with 10 Little Grebe and 285 Canada Geese. The surround hedge had Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzards and Jay present plus Red Admiral, Common Darter and Southern Hawker.
Back home 22 Redwing 5 Fieldfare, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Jay and 10 Skylark over the garden this afternoon as the rain clouds rolled in.

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