6 October

South Downs way looking to Firle Beacon 6 October 2007Another lovely mid-autumn weekend. On Saturday morning, diurnal migration was pronounced in the local area. A walk along the Ouse in central Lewes produced a flock of Goldfinches, plus several Skylarks and Meadow Pipits overhead, with Grey Wagtail and Kingfisher along the river itself, and Great spotted Woodpecker, Jay and Chiffchaff at the Pells.

Over Firle, mixed flocks of gulls seem to be more frequent, with the occasional Grey Heron. A few Chiffchaffs continue to ‘huweet’ from the gardens, and Goldfinches have been visiting the sunflower heads. There are always a few Pied Wagtails around the village, but on Saturday the collective noise around the rooftops suggested some newcomers.

Not far away, a Black-necked Grebe reported this morning from Arlington Reservoir.


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