October 2019

The winter birds have started to arrive. The first Waxwings that I saw this year were not in my garden, unfortunately, but quite close by in town. There were nine of them initially, but their numbers increased quite quickly elsewhere in town. I quickly put out apples but I still hoping some will come into the garden. During the month, a Treecreeper, a Wren, a Goldcrest. a Redwing and some Long-tailed Tits came in. I also had a multi-coloured Feral Pigeon that came in regularly. The numbers of Tree Sparrows are beginning to increase again.

Bird watching has been very quiet this month with just some Stonechats, Meadow Pipits and Pheasants seen when I was out and about. I have also seen very little at the coast but I can always depend on seeing a seal at Burghead harbour.