As usual a number of finches were coming in to roost this afternoon and from our vantage point, with restricted vision, we had five Linnets, 154 Greenfinches, ten Goldfinches and a few Chaffinches. The site seems to be a good spot for roosting Woodcock and we flushed two as we walked about, but I'm sure there are a good deal more than that here.
As usual Magpies and Woodpigeons came in to roost but I could only count 20 and 49 of each, although a lot more than that are using the site as a roost site. On the roosting theme 290 Pink-footed Geese flew over towards the estuary to roost as the afternoon drew to a close and a Goldcrest called as it was getting dark.
We ringed eight birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):
Great Tit - 1 (3)
Blue Tit - 1 (1)
Chaffinch - 1
Greenfinch - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Blackbird - 1
The forecast is looking a bit grim for the coming week with a spell of wet and windy weather coming in from the Atlantic. However, I'm sure I'll manage to get out somewhere.