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Monday, 28 October 2019

28th Oct – Chaffinches post a season's best

The latest news from Chris & Carol Baillie:

Monday 28th October

"The switch to lively east winds and no sunshine has meant birds have either been migging visibly or down-hunkering (i.e. in flight or in cover!). The first hour saw a Millcombe bottle-neck due to three Peregrines, a Merlin and the Sparrowhawk staking out all southern air space. Chaffinch numbers were far above recent levels at 1,600 by midday, whilst Starlings at least doubled to 500. Gull numbers continue to increase, though there were no Kittiwakes to follow through on yesterday’s 500. A Woodcock survived a close encounter with the (perhaps over-ambitious) Sparrowhawk in Millcombe, and another was on the Terraces. The Little Egret added a touch of elegance to Brambles pool and two Teal (female and emerging-from-eclipse male) were on Pondsbury."

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