22nd October 2016 Bird meeting on Culver Down

13 members met at the far car park on Culver Down on a lovely morning for a walk in the area. This was another morning when we had a fair number of birds passing through. There were at least nine Robin, a Kestrel, a small flock of Goldfinch, Crow, at least two Swallows, a Raven, several Woodpigeon and three Magpie. A Blackbird was seen plus a couple of Herring Gull and quite a number of pairs of Stonechat – at least 5 pairs. At least 20 Meadow Pipit were flying around and four Pied Wagtail, one of which was a juvenile with a yellow on its face. Four Chiffchaff were seen, three Wren and a Dartford Warbler, Great Tit, Dunnock, Green Woodpecker and a flock of about 16 Long-tailed Tit and two Buzzard.  The last species spotted was a Black Redstart sitting on top of the Earl of Yarborough monument.  A very enjoyable meeting with 23 species noted. Jackie Hart

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