NNW to NNE and ENE by noon. f2 clear 0/8ths to few cloud later.
A glorious morning combining frost with Mediterranean coloured sea.
This is the last daily summary of the season for this autumn 2010 survey. When the details have been collated, I will provide a brief account of our sightings and a comparison to 2009.
We wish all our readers an enjoyable winter.
HCPNR/Barley Lane/Covehurst 06.50 – 08.50 AP
Wood Pigeon 330W, 22 in; Skylark 4, Goldcrest 2, Dartford Warbler 1 as usual [this bird has spent almost 2 months in exactly the same spot on the edge of Ecclesbourne Meadow-187 large paces west of the cattle trough on the lower path, listen for its call, it often perches up], Redwing 4, Song Thrush 13, Pied Wagtail 4E, Meadow Pipit 10, Lapland Bunting 1W, Reed Bunting 4, Chaffinch 20, Brambling 3, Redpoll 12, Siskin 24 E, Goldfinch 12 E.
West Hill 07.10 – 09.35 SB, MG, AG
Woodpigeon 800w. Stock Dove 50w. Pied Wagtail 2e, 1 in. Chaffinch 5w, 1 in. Goldfinch 13e, 4 in. Redpoll 35e (incl.f25). Black-headed gull 4 in & w, Siskin 2 in, 8w. Carrion Crow 1 in. Fieldfare 1w. Black Redstart 1 in. Greenfinch 4w. Meadow Pipit 1 in. Song Thrush 1 in. Skylark 1w. Sparrowhawk 1