Monday, 23 October 2017

Banstead Woods, 23rd October 2017

A stroll around Banstead Woods before heading to the south coast for various errands resulted in me cashing in on the recent Hawfinch invasion as a party of three birds passed over the Short Route. My first patch tick since March last year, I was delighted but I hope to find more Hawfinches on the patch over the next few days, preferably settled. It was nice to get my first two Siskins, six redpolls and 15 Redwings for the patch this autumn, too, as well as a Grey Wagtail, two Meadow Pipits and a Grey Heron of note. I counted 21 Goldcrests and seven Treecreepers.