Saturday, 11 October 2014

11th October 2014

Weather: SE-2, warm and sunny

A late afternoon circuit of Lingham Lane didn't find the hoped for YBW however there where a number of late migrants including Chiffchaff (2) and Blackcap (2). The Kingfisher was heard but not seen from the bridge.

A couple of Skylark headed south as did a Grey Wagtail and two Great spotted Woodpeckers.

Jays are usually flyover migrants at the Lighthouse so it was interesting to catch this one burying an Acorn for retrieval later in the winter. Jay acorn retrieval rates are as low as 30% to as high as 75% of Acorns buried. The higher retrieval rates are associated with landmarks of higher than 20cm as these are less likely to be covered during periods of high snow fall. per



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