At 15:50 in Area 5, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet were flying N calling , and shortly after 13 Herring Gull flew S.
In Area 10, Fraser Cottington was out in the Sandford Lane, Lavells Lake car park field this morning. small groups of Meadow Pipit were going SE, as were Swallow and House Martin . 2 Skylark were heard and a Linnet flew over NW.
Jay appeared to be on the move with , 3, then 4, then 9 more all heading SE.
Again Blackcap and Chiffchaff were the only warblers. 3 Goldcrest were also heard.
Meanwhile in Area 5, 25 species were seen in a 3 hour watch and wander. A Chiffchaff was calling in my garden and a Grey Heron flew over calling. 2 Grey Wagtail were in the concrete channell of the balancing pond. A Sparrowhawk was patrolling the area, and flushed 25 Goldfinch from the bushes.
In Area 5 at 17:00 approx 75-100 Hirundines Swallow and House Martin were seen drifting slowly S, feeding enroute.
It was eyes to the sky's in Area 5 this morning with several waves of House Martin andSwallow over, 2 Black- headed Gull were also seen. On the Passerine front a male and female Bullfinch were seen. The Finch flock was up to 30+ birds, with mostly Goldfinch .
In Area 10, Trevor Guyatt found a Spotted Flycatcher in the car park field off Sandford Lane, also 2 Raven flew over. Seen a bit later were , juvenille Hobby , 2 Sparrowhawk , Coal Tit and Meadow Pipit.
In Area 10 by the sailing club a Reed Warbler was seen and a Coal Tit was in the nearby small stand of pines.
In Area 5 this morning, 3 Meadow Pipits flew over S, a confused Swallow was seen heading N, and a Kingfisher was seen flying upstream of Dragonfly Bridge at 08:45. 2 Grey Wagtail flew up from the Brook, by Kingfisher Bridge and a flock of approx 25 Goldfinch & Greenfinch seems to be massing ready for the winter. In the afternoon a Sparrowhawk was seen flying over. In Area10 in the car park field, 2 Ring- necked Parakeets were noisly calling, meanwhile in the Emm by
the bridge from the Lavells Lake car park field on Sandford Lane in a bathing and feeding fest were , at least 4 Chiffchaff a Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Chaffinch Greenfinch , Blue Titand Great Tit .
Reported to me by a dog walker a Kingfisher was seen flying downstream of the Meadow Rd bridge at 08:00 in Area 5. In Area 10 Alan Rymer saw a Spotted Flycatcher on the wires adove the bridge over the Emm from the Lavells Lake car park field on Sandford Lane. Paul Bright Thomas had 4 Ring- necked Parakeets fly over his house E calling.
In Area 10 a Spotted Flycatcher was seen by Richard Marsh and Fraser Cottington at the edge of the Golf course near the Sailing club. It was also in the old boat compound, just inside entrance from Sandford Lane. Probably yesterdays bird.
In a slightly bizarre moment Canada Geese were heard calling as they flew over my Area 5 house at 22:02 tonight.
With migration in full swing the dedicated watchers stake out the Area 10 Car Park Field off Sandford Lane with its open vista. The most dedicated of sky watcher's Fraser Cottington was out again at lunch time and saw an
apparent South Easterly Buzzard passage of 13-14 birds.
2 Grey Wagtail were seen over low East,
Also seen were 1 Hobby to the North East, plenty of Kites , 1 Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk buzzing a Raven to the NW.
At the bottom end of the Area 10 Car park field this morning Richard Marsh saw 2 Redstart perched on the fence. Stephen Day had an over flying Buzzard and in Area 4 Paul Bright Thomas saw a Meadow Pipit heading W at 08:30.
At 09:00 this morning aKingfisher was seen flying upstream along the Emm in Area 5 behind Morrisons. This afternoon Paul Bright Thomas was in Area 4 and saw a Buzzard flying high over S being harassed by a Sparrowhawk. 5 House Martins were also seen feeding over the Balancing Pond.
In the Area 10 car park field off Sandford Lane Trevor Guyatt and Fraser Cottington were watching at lunchtime today and saw 2 a Spotted Flycatcher flew into the Ash trees on the left side of the car park field. A light sprinkle of House Martin , Sand Martin and Swallow . In a bit of a Raptor-fest , 4-5 Red Kite , 3 Buzzard and 1 Sparrowhawk were seen. 3 distant Raven were also seen. Earlier in the morning 8Ring-necked Parakeets were seen by Richard Marsh et al.
In the Area10 Lavells Lake Car park field, Fraser Cottington saw Kestrel , 4 Ring-necked Parakeet , small groups of Swallowl a solitary Snipe and approx 40-45 Greylag Geese also in from the North.