Sightings27/08/2014

Linnet and Goldfinch flock spooked by Sparrowhawk – posted 27/08/14

With autumn now in full swing, mixed finch flocks are beginning to form and can be seen feeding out in some of the farm fields and pastures around the harbour. At the moment its mainly Linnet and Goldfinch flocks that have formed but over the coming weeks and leading into October Chaffinch and Greenfinch numbers will also increase and species such as Brambling, Redpoll and Siskin will start to arrive. The below recording was made up on Hartland Moor this morning and its of a flock of around 200+ Linnet and Goldfinch that were spooked by a Sparrowhawk whilst feeding on the ground. 

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