Bald Eagle Florida Nov 2017

10 October, 2016

Received a report from a local  who made a late visit to the patch and was rewarded with a ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD. The bird seen incredibly well and showed dark carpal patches which were full complete and dark which contrsated with very pale underside. It had a dark trailing edge to wings and some white on upper tail/rump.  The sun being so bright that the buff underside coverts and belly not easy to see. The bird did appear to have a breast band, but distinct due to light conditions. Seen hovering and when the sun hit the upper wing showed some paler features. Underwings showing streaking rather than barring, seen well as it drifted south west towards the sea.

Buzzard - 6+
Kestrel - 4
Sparrowhawk - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 2
Blackcap - 3
Chiffchaff - 8
Siskin - 40


Spent Sunday  morning in the woods looking for YBW, again failed miserably, seen everywhere else but Climping.

Brambling - 1
Siskin - 6
Stonechat - 7
Chiffchaff - 35
Goldcrest -6
Blackcap - 9
Jay - 2
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Pied Wagtail - c.70
Meadow Pipit - 27
Buzzard - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Kestrel - 1

Records for Saturday 8th October with most of the Finches and Hirundine moving east.

Peregrine - 2
Buzzard - 1
Little Egret - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Turnstone - 8
Kingfisher - 1
Ring Ouzel - 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker - 2
Stonechat - 4
Goldcrest - 4
Reed Bunting - 2
Skylark - 4
Chiffchaff - 60+
Meadow Pipit c.50 
Pied Wagtail - c.100 
Linnet - c.300
Goldfinch - c.150 
Siskin - 10
Swallow -180
House Martin - 20