Bird meeting at Culver Down on 24th October 2021

Although it was very windy 12 members met at the far car park on Culver Down for a walk in the area. A Pheasant was walking along the road as I drove along. However, only a few birds appeared in the blustery conditions with Crow, Rook, Jackdaw and Magpie and two Raven. Great Black Backed Gull and Herring Gull patrolled the cliff top, and a Kestrel hung in the wind. At least ten Skylark were either seen or heard and a Meadow Pipit was heard calling. A small flock of Goldfinches were seen near the old coastguard cottages and Blue Tit were in the bushes further along. Whilst preparing to leave the car park at the end of the meeting I saw three Swallows fly by. We also spotted two Red Admiral butterflies and a Speckled Wood. Jackie Hart

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