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On the 1st November:


A trip to Portland where we saw a Dartford Warbler, a Firecrest and on the sea c10 Eider.


An early morning at Sand Point for a migration watch, with the highlights being 4 Bramblings, 22 Redpolls, 28 Siskins and lots of common finches, also seen was a Hen Harrier, and in the bay a Spotted Redshank.

Later, we drove to Peterstone Pill on the other side of the estuary, where there was a Spotted Sandpiper, also seeing c600 Dunlin, 2 Barnacle Geese, c400 Fieldfares and 2 late Swallows.

Spotted Sandpiper, LAT 01, Peterstone Pi
Spotted Sandpiper, LAT 02, Peterstone Pi

Drawings of Spotted Sandpiper by Laurel Tucker.


In North Carolina on a BBC sound recording trip, no new birds seen today.

Royal Tern. 

Royal Tern 01a, Carolina, 30-10-87.jpg


In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 1 new bird and a new reptile seen today.

Cattle Egret. 

Cattle Egret 06a, Madagascar,


A visit to Severn Beach where on a walk alongside the estuary I saw 2 Stonechats, a Dartford Warbler and a Merlin.



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