Friday, 15 November 2019

14th - 15th November

A brisk, cold northerly wind on the 14th brought a couple of nasty hail showers but it was a better, calmer day on the 15th, staying dry and bright; not too much to mention on the 14th but a group of 3 Short-eared Owls at Peckhole was a bit of a surprise seeing as the last one was on 30th October.   Some signs that the year is not quite over yet on the 15th included a Sparrowhawk (last one on 20th October), 2 Woodcock, a new Siberian Chiffchaff in Holland, a flock of 25 Siskins in off from the south, 29 Snow Buntings – including 18 out to the south and a Lapland Bunting at Kirbest (last one also on 20th October).   Other totals from the couple of days comprised the 10 Pink-footed Geese still, 2 Hen Harriers, single Merlin and Peregrine, 2 Grey Plover, 21 Meadow Pipits, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 30 Redwing and 95 Twite – seemingly still birds coming in.

Purple Sandpipers

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