Tuesday 25th October
SSW/S f4-5, variable cloud, visibility good.
Recording by: AP, SB, AG, MG
HCPNR Firehills-Hastings mostly Ecclesbourne Meadow area 0700-1120:
Goldfinch 120 W + c300 both ways, Redpoll 50, Siskin c50 both ways. Linnet 15 W, Skylark 5W, Crossbill 5 flying around, Meadow Pipit 15, Goldcrest 5, Firecrest 1 Barn Pond [AP: one of very few this year and the first in HCPNR], Chiffchaff 1, Brambling 3, Song Thrush 5
West Hill 07.40 – 08.30
Siskin 119E, Goldfinch 1110E, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1E, Redpoll 2E, Linnet 8W. 5 Robins.
A flock of 13 Brent Geese W close inshore at 10.25
West Hill 12.30
Goldfinch 20E, Redpoll 5E
Also noted at 16.30 from seafront – 3 Heron sp. west over sea – seen only as silhouette from rear