Friday, 28 October 2011

was watching some long-tailed tits this morning. looking down on a migrant-looking flock in minimal blackthorn scrub on the cliff face at yaverland, in cold light on a crisp late october day, long-tailed tits are hard to beat.
snow bunting at bembridge down, appeared to come up from west car park and dropped down beside fort but nothing more. 5 bullfinches over, 4 wheatears. ring ouzel red cliff and seo flushed (brilliant view for all of a split sec), flew straight out to sea. seo overhead at the canoe lake moving inland. a hummingbird hawkmoth was inspecting each red light on the outside of sandown amusement arcade - nope, none of them were flowers.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

140 gannets east, 4 scoter, 1 manx west, trickle of kits, handful of auks past ventnor, disappointing in sse wind.