Thursday, October 12, 2017

📖 Diary #61 ~ Napton

🍂 ⛅18C Thursday 12th October 2017 ~ A few hours at Napton-on-the-Hill mid morning produced my first Redwings of the Autumn, with four birds in the treetops at the churchyard.

Redwing ~ My 1st of this Autumn
I spent a while here just sitting and listening, letting the birds pass through and while here Goldcrest, Coal Tit and a couple of Mistle Thrush, one even singing for a brief period. I noticed a couple of Red Admiral butterflies at the tops of the Ivy, plus a single Comma, which was perched on one of the several Yew Trees.

Sparrowhawk ~ Napton Hill
Heading off along the track down towards the farm at least (4) Redpoll, plus (2) Pied Wagtails in the sheep field. Here I bumped into Richard Mays and Dave Cox just as (4) Brambling passed through. One of two Sparrowhawks for the day appeared overhead and a single Siskin, before we headed back to the churchyard.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster ~ Napton's also a great place to indulge in my other hobby 👀 
Napton Reservoir was reasonably quiet, the only notables, (4) Shoveler on the water, a Chiffchaff singing around the car park, (3) Redwing over, along with a possible Grey Wagtail, which unfortunately didn't call!