20th November 2020

CISSBURY RING:  Lots of thrush activity on a very crisp morning. Positively alive with Redwing plus noticeable numbers of Blackbird and Song Thrush. Plenty of Yellowhammer too and several Reed Buntings. Andy Ashdown

Redwing and Yellowhammer (Andy Ashdown)

THE DOWNS: I managed a good long walk around the downs between Titch Hill and No-Man's-Land before the drizzle set in. An adult Peregrine was sitting on a stone in a bare field, while three Ravens flew over and two young Red Kites were on patrol. Three Kestrels included a showy adult male. Two Buzzards and two Sparrowhawks were also seen. Passerines included three Chiffchaffs, 40 Skylarks, a Redwing, two Fieldfares, four Stonechats, 50 Meadow Pipits, 30 Pied Wagtails, three redpolls, seven Reed Buntings, 11 Yellowhammers, two Siskins, 50 Linnets and two Bullfinches. David Campbell

GORING GAP: A Black Redstart was present along Pattersons Walk this morning just west of the viewing block. Clive Hope

23 Brent Geese, 23 Mediterranean Gulls and 12 Grey Plover were in the Western field mid afternoon. Garry Messenbird