Friday, 8 October 2010

8 October 2010

A quick trip to the N Dunes after work demonstrated that the east wind is already working.  There were LOTS of birds about - at least one in every bush.  First up was a fine female Brambling sitting, appropriately, in the brambles, at the end of North Market Road.  Goldcrests were calling and flitting everywhere and it was obvious Song Thrushes and Redwings had arrived - and seemed to be still arriving - in numbers.  A nice male Ring Ouzel was near the totem pole bushes, which themselves held several Redstarts, one Willow Warbler, a load of Chiffchaffs and a male Blackcap.  There also seems to have been a fall of Reed Buntings, and lots of Meadow Pipits and Siskins were in the air as dusk fell into darkness.  Looks promising for tomorrow...