28th September 2015

Bonxie over Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Bonxie over Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

A day of high pressure and a light variable wind saw a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Country Park this morning (MJP), along with a White Wagtail, 12 Goldcrests, four (continental) Song Thrushes, 15 Dunnocks, five Chiffchaffs and a total of 13 Coal Tits (including Church Ravine and surrounding areas); visible migration in the same area included 130 Skylarks, 85 Meadow Pipits, 15 Redpolls and 26 Tree Sparrows (11 and 15) high and roughly south early on.

Last night's moon (Ian Robinson)

Last night’s moon (Ian Robinson)

Similar conditions yesterday (27th) – although with more intermittent mist – brought in a Woodcock and a Tree Pipit to the Country Park, 300 Meadow Pipits in the northern area and a Flava Wagtail south; a total of eight Coal Tits was three down on the previous day (26th), when a Little Gull was over the golf course early on.