For example, Roy Hargreaves had a Grey Phalarope on Wilstone on Tuesday, as well as 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipits and a Pink-footed Goose, whilst on Friday he had 2 Grey Plovers.
On the Hills, Mike Wallen recorded at least 6 Ring Ouzels, numerous Brambling, a Woodlark, 2 Fieldfares and over a thousand Redwing
I did survey the area on FRIDAY (17 OCTOBER) visiting WILSTONE and although the 2 Grey Plover had moved on, I did log 650 Lapwing, 106 EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER, a RUFF, the 2 Whooper Swans, 4 Little Grebe, 24 Mute Swan, 7 Pintail, 73 Pochard, 52 Sinensis and 2 remaining Black-tailed Godwit.
At IVINGHOE BEACON, Mike Wallen and I had a nice male RING OUZEL in the Whitebeam close to the S-bend at the start of the Beacon Slope, as well as 6 COMMON STONECHAT, a late NORTHERN WHEATEAR, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 COMMON RAVEN, 4 migrant Blue Tits, Jay, 76+ Goldfinch, 18 Common Starling, 3 Sinensis Cormorant West, 18 Common Starling, 45+ Skylark, Nuthatch, Yellowhammer, 30 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch and 2 Goldcrest
My pictures from today.....
The Sheep Fields now full of sheep!
A late Northern Wheatear in the sheep pens
still 6 Common Stonechats on site
a migrant Reed Bunting - my first of the autumn here
a few Meadow Pipits still
at least 76 Goldfinches on site
An inquisitive Stoat