Wednesday, 28 October 1998

28th October 1998 St. Agnes 7.30am - 10.30am. St. Mary’s (M)11am - 2.30pm. Strong westerly with rain

Teal 3 M
Long-tailed Duck 1 St. Agnes Pool
Buzzard 2 Cornwall
Oystercatcher c.5
Golden Plover 1
Snipe c.8 M
WILSON'S SNIPE 1 M . Raised its wings on two occasions with dark underwings seen. Otherwise very black on the mantle and generally colder colouration than accompanying Snipe.
Curlew 2
Greenshank 1 M
Turnstone c.10
House Martin 1
Meadow Pipit c.10
Dunncok c.10
Stonechat 2
Redwing 2
American Robin 1
Chiffchaff c.12
Goldcrest c.4

Tuesday, 27 October 1998

27th October 1998 St. Agnes, Scilly 12.30 - 5pm. Strong westerly with rain.

Meadow Pipit c.5
Rock Pipit 2
Dunnock c.15
Blackbird c.25
Song Thrush c.15
AMERICAN ROBIN 1 first winter male. Crown and ear coverts black, large white crescents above and below eye and leading back from bill. White throat with fine black streaking. Wings dark grey with broad grey edges giving frosty appearance. Long black tail with white corners. Breast covered with orange crescents with white undertail coverta extending as an inverted V on belly.
Chiffchaff c.4

Sunday, 25 October 1998

25th October 1998 Beachy Head 9.30am - 11am. Strong westerly

Swallow c.2
Chiffchaff c.2
Goldcrest c.5

Sunday, 18 October 1998

18th October 1998 Beachy Head 7.30am - 12.45pm. Calm sunny and warm.

Sparrowhawk 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Swallow c.20
House Martin c10
Wheatear 2
Dartford Warbler 1 above wood
Chiffchaff c.10
Goldcrest c.10
Firecrest 1
Brambling c.3
Goldfinch c.100

Saturday, 10 October 1998

10th October 1998 Beachy Head 7.15am - 1.00pm. Light northerly.

Shag 1 on sea off Cow Gap
Merlin c.2
Woodlark 13 ex. (one flock of 12)
Redstart 1
Whinchat 1
Siberian Stonechat 1 Hodcombe
Dartford Warbler 1 trapped in hollow - only second ever !
Goldfinch c.200

Thursday, 8 October 1998

8th October 1998 Beachy Head 10am - 11.15am

Redstart 1
Siberian Stonechat 1 ex. 1w variegatus with Wheatear-like tail pattern Hodcombe
Wheatear c.6

Sunday, 4 October 1998

4/10/98 Beachy Head. 7.15am - 1pm. Cloudy with moderate easterly wind.

Gannet c.15
Sparrowhawk 2
Kestrel 2
Merlin c.2
Hobby 3
Peregrine 1 large female
Swift 1
Wryneck 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Skylark c.50
Sand Martin 1
Swallow c.100
House Martin c.100
Tree Pipit c.5
Meadow Pipit c.30
Pied Wagtail c.5
Redstart 3
Wheatear c.8
Ring Ouzel c.5
Song Thrush c.5
Whitethroat 1
Blackcap c.50
Chiffchaff c.50
Goldcrest 1
Corn Bunting c.10

Saturday, 3 October 1998

3/10/98 Beachy Head 7.15am - 12.30pm. Clear with moderate easterly wind.

Kestrel c.3
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 dropped in from height into copse at top of lane.
Tree Pipit c.6
Meadow Pipit c.120
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail c.40
Redstart 1
Ring Ouzel c.7
Song Thrush c.12
Mistle Thrush 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Whitethroat c.3
Blackcap c.40
Chiffchaff c.100
Willow Warbler 2
Goldcrest 2
Reed Bunting 1