Monday, 14 September 2009

Bumper flock of CORN BUNTINGS

Not many migrants about again this morning (Saturday 13 September) but wintering flocks are building up. Most surprising was a flock of 36 CORN BUNTINGS that I flushed from the shallow scrubby ditch that runs along the west edge of the first slope at Pitstone Hill. There were also 18 Yellowhammers and 42 Linnets in this area. Most of these flew to the field south of the main hill but a few stuck to the edge of the first field. The 2 COMMON RAVENS flew along the ridge and off towards Steps and Ivinghoe Hills.

At College Lake the only new arrival was a Snipe on the marsh (Rob Andrews).

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