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07 October, 2010

A bit of variety this morning at Climping, the best being a brief Ring Ouzel, and a nice White Wagtail in the horse compound. The most obvious feature was the eastward movement of Goldfinch flocks; a total of 1200 streamed through in the first 3 hours, and at least 170 Siskins did likewise (many in mixed flocks). Other visible migration included at least 25 Pied/alba Wagtails, 2 Redpolls, 25 Skylarks, 100 Linnets and 120 Meadow Pipits. The bushes held 15 Chiffchaffs and 5 Blackcaps, and other sightings included 2 Sandwich Terns, a Kingfisher, 9 Grey Partridge and a single Golden Plover which dropped in to settle in a field