A surprise bird at Crook Farm, alongside the caravan park, was a female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding with a flock consisting mainly of Blackbirds and Mistle Thrush. Later on my walk, I flushed a flock of nine Grey Partridges, by Golcar Farm, in a boggy field where cows are grazing. I then disturbed a Dipper by Glovershaw Farm, and watched it hurry down stream. In trees adjoining the top of Shipley Glen, 20 Redwings were taking berries from a hawthorn.
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Woodpigeons - 4880 SSW (72 groups)
Starling - 76 W, Chaffinch - 12 W, Greenfinch - 8 SE
Redwing - 24 NW, Mipit - 8 W, Jackdaw - 35 high W (2 groups)
Red Breasted Merganser - pair from high N to S
Siskin - 2 W, Mistle Thrush - 3 SE, Golden Plover - 9 NW (a 6 and a 3)
Goldfinch - 8 NW, Reed Bunting - 3 NW
Mixed corvids - Carrion Crows and Jackdaws - 38 high NW
Pink Footed goose - 105 SE, Grey Lag Goose - 4 NE
Fieldfare - 320 NW, Peregrine - 1 SE, Alba Wags - 5 W
Black Headed Gull > 47 S/S/W
Wood Pigeon > 7,469 S A new site record!
Alba Wagtail > 8 S, Starling > 118 W/S/W
Redwing > 25 N + 18 S/S/W = 43
Mistle Thrush > 1 N, Jackdaw > 22 N
Carrion Crow > 23 S/S/W + 4 N/W = 27
Skylark 1 S first passage bird this autumn!
Chaffinch > 13 S
Greenfinch > 109 S/W A new site record!
Goldfinch > 4 S, Redpoll > 11 S + 2 N/W = 13
P King, H Creber, MVPriestley