Saturday, 17 October 2015

17th October 2015 Beachy NE3 Overcast

Common Buzzard 1
Kestrel 4
Peregrine 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow 40
House Martin 100
Ring Ouzel 10
Fieldfare 10
Song Thrush 6
Dartford Warbler h
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 12
Goldcrest 3
Brambling 2h
Goldfinch 100
Redpoll 5h
Siskin 2 plus others heard
Reed Bunting

Jackdaw at Beachy

The narrow pale collar on its lower neck and its slightly paler grey mantle and underparts contrasting with its deep black crown, throat and wings are features associated with 'Nordic' Jackdaw C.m. monedula. However, for a discussion of  'Eastern' Jackdaws and the difficulties posed by the intergrade issue see: