22 Oct 18

Broadcroft Quarry Lane and Horse Paddocks

If I thought the lane was quiet yesterday, then I was very much mistaken. Today's species list was just 1 Chiffchaff and a Robin.

However I did fair a bit better in the lower paddock with a late Wheatear. Also here but flying through were 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet and 3 Siskin.

The only other bit of excitement was when I returned home to find 3 Goldfinches and 2 Greenfinches on the feeders.

Here are a few images from this morning.

Just this side of the big white house a Wheatear was taking shelter from the north-easterly wind.

First stop the brambles.

Then a bit of a balancing trick on the fence.

A quick look to see what's around.

And then back in the lower paddock to continue feeding.

Birds Recorded: 1 Kestrel, 4 Herring Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, 1 Wheatear, Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, 6 Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, 5 Starling, House Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Siskin, Goldfinch and 2 Greenfinch.

Butterflies Recorded: 1 Red Admiral