Friday, 6 November 2020

Worthing and Cissbury Ring

I started the day with a couple of hours vismigging from the garden. Four redpolls, five Siskins, 165 Goldfinches, a Linnet, five Chaffinches, a Meadow Pipit and 95 Woodpigeons flew east, while seven Pied/White Wagtails mostly flew west. A Grey Wagtail and a Common Gull flew north, while a local Peregrine headed over too.

Next up was Cissbury Ring, where I soon located a Dartford Warbler - one of the two or three birds found there yesterday - a little way south of the trig point. It was a pretty vocal and showy individual, and my first in the local area. Other highlights included three Ravens, a Reed Bunting, four Yellowhammers, a Stonechat, nine Meadow Pipits, a Redwing, two Mistle Thrushes and eight Skylarks.