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Friday, 23 September 2016

Seaford Head & Tide Mills 23/9/16

A very calm and slightly cooler morning today. Not too many migrants about, with the wealth of birds mainly flying over, with the highlight here being the first Siskin of the autumn. When the area had warmed up a bit, House Martins were moving in vast quantities. I popped into Tide Mills on the way home and saw the very obliging Shrike again.

Totals are:

Chiffchaff - 50
'alba' Wagtail - 6 W
Wheatear - 3
Willow Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 7
Reed Warbler  - 1
Blackcap - 27
Meadow Pipit - 50 E
Reed Bunting - 4 E
Tree Pipit - 1 E
Long-tailed Tit - 4 (first this autumn)
Goldcrest - 1
Siskin - 1 E
Yellow Wagtail - 3
House Martin - ca. 2000 W
Swallow - ca. 500 E then moved west later on
Sparrowhawk - 3 circling together causing the Martins a bit of bother

 Wheatear in Hope Gap
 hard to capture the vast movement of House Martins moving over the head, this is all I could manage

Red-backed Shrike still showing very well at Tide Mills

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