31/10/22 Crimson Speckled

A full circuit of the patch today in light South easterly wind was a slight disappointment, the avain highlights being a Ring ouzel at each end (one at Langdon and the other on light house down) c10 Swallows and 4 Firecrest.

Whilst walking back across the farm I picked up a Crimson speckled moth flying in front of me. Only the second ive ever seen and glad to ‘geg in’ on the influx. Shame it wasn’t a Pallid swift.

A quick walk up and down the sea front and marina before dusk produced a Humming bird hawkmoth, 64 Med Gulls and 2 1st winter Yellow Legged gulls

28/10/22 Catch up

For over a month this blog has laid dormant, and despite efforts there has been mostly little to report. Since returning from Scilly (and between work trips to Paris) the highlight has been a Yellow Browed Warbler at langdon on the 21st.

Today I had 3 Ring Ouzel at the west end of the patch and 5 Lapwing flew West. Firecrests have been counted each day with around 10 a high count. Finch movement seems below average, 10’s of Siskins noted along with a handful of Redpoll and one or two Bambling.

Most days have seen hirundine movement (between 25 and 100 Swallows and low numbers of House Martins)

Hopefully a change in wind direction will produce some more birds or these southerlies will deliver a much much desired Pallid swift.