1-24.11.19: Stuck in the mud

Košice Patch Birding

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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