Monday 1st November:
I thought it was time I had a look around to see what birdlife was around in Halling for November.
I started the month off from home. Bird species seen:
Magpie, C/Crow, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Herring Gull, B/H/Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, H/Sparrow.
Tuesday 2nd November:
I had a Dr's appointment at noon, and as the surgery is right by the river it seemed silly not to have a look to see what was about. This is the first time I have scanned the river for a while, so it was nice to check it out again.We was only there for a about 10-15 minutes but I did see 1 good bird. The tide was about two thirds out. Species seen:
Little Egret, Grey Heron, B/H/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, G/B/B/Gull, Cormorant(3), Lapwing(2), Redshank(2), Kingfisher ( it flew from Wouldham across the river and over onto Halling Common), Moorhen(2), Starling, W/Pigeon, C/Dove, Magpie, Goldfinch,Green Woodpecker, Mallard(12), Dabchick(2).
Wednesday 3rd November:
Another lovely day, weatherwise, so I though I would have a look around to see if I could add any more bird species to the months total. Below is my days sightings:
Common Buzzard(3 soaring over the tree line over the North Downs, I watched them from the garages around the corner) C/Crow, Magpie, W/Pigeon, C/Dove, Starling, H/Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Dunnock, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel(m), B/H/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Cormorant(5), Common Sandpiper, Moorhen(3), Mallard(3), Redshank(1), Dabchick(2), Moorhen(3),also seen was our local 1 Common Seal. Then I saw 2 Jays, a bird I don't see that often.
The past 3 days has bought my November Halling total to 34.