Monday 11 November 2019

October - The Goldcrests have arrived

Despite the unhelpful weather, a few sessions were possible on calmer days and the month total did reach 418.

October is always variable depending on Redpoll and Meadow Pipit flocks, so this is quite a healthy total.

A Stonechat at Stanwellmoor was the most unusual species. Goldcrest poured into all sites and tied for first place with Blue Tit at 74; Meadow Pipit followed on 56 with Long-tailed Tit on 35 and Redwing on 32.

Blackcap and Chiffchaff both managed 22 and there were small numbers of finch including four Lesser Redpoll.