Monday, 26 November 2012
The sun shone all day and there was another decent arrival of birds considering how late it is in the year and the now limited coverage. Thrushes were again the most evident with 68 Blackbirds a substantial increase on recent days, and in fact the highest count of the month so far! 30 Fieldfares, 28 Redwings and 3 Song Thrushes were also present. 5 Waxwings also arrived, with 4 of them along with 2 new Blackcaps and another new Chiffchaff among the 30 birds trapped and ringed at Holland House in the morning-a decent total given December is just around the corner. Also recorded today were 6 Robins, 10 Snow Buntings, the first Meadow Pipit for weeks and a Common Redpoll had latched onto the 37 strong flock of Twite. There were now 2 Kestrels patrolling the north end, with one of them seen to kill and eat an unfortunate Blackbird, plus the usual 2 Hen Harriers and a Merlin. The 7 Whooper Swans were still on Bewan, along with 17 Pintails, and 4 Grey Herons were together at Garso.