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Thursday, 31 May 2018

31st May – Golden Oriole, Hawfinch, Bullfinch & Spotted Flycatchers

Tony Taylor discovered a first-year male Golden Oriole singing in Millcombe first thing. It afforded good views and was seen flying north over the valley at 10.30 hrs, but not subsequently.

The Hawfinch and singing Reed Warbler were still in Millcombe. At least 12 Spotted Flycatchers were present, including three together near the Terrrace Trap. A female Bullfinch in Millcombe flew a circuit high over the Village, calling constantly, during the late afternoon, before landing again in Millcombe.

There was a singing Willow Warbler in Millcombe. Singing Chiffchaffs were heard in Millcombe (two), Quarter Wall Copse, and above Quarry Beach. Single Blackcaps were singing in Millcombe and at Quarter Wall Copse. Other records included a female Sparrowhawk (East Side), six Collared Doves, two Swifts, 10 Swallows, 3 House Martins and single Redpoll (East Side) and Siskin (Millcombe).

Observations by Ann & Tony Taylor, Rebecca & Richard Taylor, Dean Jones, Tim Davis & Tim Jones.

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