Bird Meeting at High Down September 4th

There were 9 Members and 2 guests.  Dave Fairlamb kindly offered to lead the walk in the absence of Jackie Hart.  On the way up to the gate we spotted or heard Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Jay, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, & Long tailed Tit.  We also had brief sightings of 2 Spotted Flycatchers.  We continued with Herring Gull, Swallow and Magpie- followed by Chiffchaff, House Martin and Kestrel.  There were Carrion Crow, Jackdaw and Rook in the fields below the path.  We finally heard Goldfinch before we reached the gate.  After going through the gate, we turned off to the right where we saw 2 Dartford Warbler, Whitethroat and several Tree Pipit and also heard Willow Warbler.  We then took a path toward the cliffs when we saw a fall of about 100 Yellow Wagtail.  Spectacular!  We also had about 5 Wheatear 2 Stonechat 5 Rock Pipit and a Meadow Pipit.  A very successful walk which everyone enjoyed. Toni Goodley


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