Pett Level

23rd October 2009, Friday

Calls of Goldfinch, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Pied Wagtail coming from flocks blown along north-east; Swallows, House Martins and Starlings flying south into the wind.

Redpolls lured down by songs broadcast from the reedbed, Stock Doves by colourful strips of birdfood.
Squawks from furtive Jays in the hedgerows and from noisy Rooks mobbing a Sparrowhawk.
Goldfinches scatter in panic from thistledown perches as a Peregrine shoots low overhead.
Stonechats hover over yellowing reeds.
A Clouded Yellow flutters up from white grass stems.