1-24.11.19: Stuck in the mud

Košice Patch Birding


Not such a great deal to write about this month; November is never the most exciting time on the patch. The highlights have mostly been late-staying migrants rather than anything more interesting; a blackcap on Nov 16th and a black redstart on Nov 24th.


The group of siskins mentioned in the last post are still on the patch and I’m hoping that they are planning to stay for the winter. Their two-note call is one of the few novelties when trudging through the waterlogged paths.




Good numbers of hawfinch turning up again, many more than in the last couple of years.

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Also a large group of greenfinch this week, another species that appears to fluctuate from year to year.


The greenfinch were hanging around close to the small group of linnets who also appear to be planning to spend the winter.

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A late sighting of a pair of mallards in…

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