A magically calm, almost windless day, with long sunny spells and atypical warmth for mid-October.
|A basking Painted Lady attests to the positively summery conditions on 15 Oct © Richard Campey|
Other notable sightings included six Golden Plover, two Jack Snipe, single Sparrowhawk and Kestrel, two Merlin, 87 Swallow, two House Martin, two Yellow-browed Warbler, two tristis-type Chiffchaff (of which one ringed), a very fat Garden Warbler (also trapped and ringed), a Firecrest, only 30 Redwing, 30 Song Thrush, a Common Redstart, nine Black Redstart (including four together at North Light), 30 Stonechat, four Wheatear, 25 alba wagtails, 26 Rock Pipit, 40 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling.
|Black Redstart in typical habitat! Old Light, 15 Oct © Richard Campey|
|Black Redstart, Old Light, 15 Oct © Richard Campey|