Tuesday, 27 October 2015

There's Life In Autumn Yet

Despite the windy and rather wet last couple of days, it's clear there's been a decent pulse of late autumn migration.

Yesterday the wind prevented me having a proper look around, but a walk through the sheltered back lanes of Axmouth revealed heaps and heaps of Goldcrests. Looking at other south coast birding blogs and websites it's clear there had been a widespread arrival of this species, the largest for many many years.  Sadly I couldn't find anything other than a Chiffchaff, numerous Coal Tits and a Lesser Redpoll in with them though.

Today the wind had dropped a bit, but it's been very wet.  Or was anyway until about 11am, and at 11:05 two Black Redstarts popped up at Axe Yacht Club...

My first two of the autumn

At night there's been plenty of Redwing and Song Thrush passage, but I've only seen the odd Redwing during the day and no more Fieldfare.  Roll on the rest of the week...

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