• Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Sora
  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

2024 06 17 OldLight Thomas WestonAn evening wander to OldLight. ©Thomas Weston

Census was warm but breezy. Millcombe was the hive of juvenile activity today, although passerine juveniles heard/seen throughout the route. Also, 2 Woodpigeon, a single Collared Dove, single Willow Warbler, single Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, 2 Whitethroats, 22 Wrens, 9 Blackbirds, single Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnocks, 4 Chaffinches, 18 Linnets and 5 Goldfinches were seen. The Landing Bay held 6 Shag and a single Oystercatcher. Off Benjamin’s Chair, a Kittiwake flew South,138 Guillemots, 41 Razorbills and 3 Puffins were present. Large gulls across the route included 3 Great-Black Backed Gull, 119 Herring Gulls and 6 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls with nests for all three seen – hopefully some juveniles soon! The fields were productive with a Kestrel hunting one of the 53 Starlings, a Peregrine also hunting Starlings, 3 Ravens, 6 Skylarks, 6 Pied Wagtails, 8 Wheatears, a Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipits and a flock of 15 Carrion Crows. A couple of fully fledged young Rock Pipits were a pleasant surprise at Old Light today and showing incredibly well. In the Village 9 Mallard were seen in Barton’s Field including 3 almost fully grown ducklings, the local House Sparrows have successfully raised young across the Village and we have experienced an influx of Feral Pigeons with 6 seen today.