Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Horrid autumn- 10/10/17

Point: Blackcap, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. Some kindly soul is spreading seed along the path most mornings, and the Reed Bunting roost is appreciating the handouts.

Viz mig: 2 Song Thrush. 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, Brambling, 3 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.

Second day of Mound viz migging, 8:55-9:55: well down on yesterday's totals. Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail,  238 Starling, 42 Chaffinch, 27 Goldfinch and a Reed Bunting.

Country Parks, though for all, do have Management Plans. This year it seems to have gone awry. The old five year plan to end 2016 is still on the internet, and the cut grass in the park fields is still on the ground. Time to nudge those in charge..

Update- phone call received a few weeks later; problems with sub-contractors, still sorting, aware of problems for continued improvement of grass sward and will ensure 2018's cut is picked up. And the website will be updated shortly. Thanks Medway Council(!)

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