Sunday, 21 March 2010

21/03/10 Lutley Wedge 07.40am (2°c) - (14.3°c) later. Early mist patches then sunny mostly clear skies, some patchy high cloud. V.light (SW) breeze.

Early mist looking east over Wassell Grove Pools.

Sun 'halo' (caused by ice crystals in high altitude cirrus cloud)

Small numbers of Meadow Pipits again passing over early morning, but were all fairly high up due to the lack of any headwind and calm conditions. Most were first picked up on flight call but some were just too high to hear, meaning i probably missed more than i saw as birds passed high overhead. Any migrants flying over last night probably over flew the patch in the clear conditions, meaning a total lack of any Wheatears today.
Visible Migration at Wassell Grove Pools totals:-
34 Meadow Pipit >N
4 Redpoll sp >N
1 Siskin >ESE
3 Lapwing > WNW
500+ Starling flew over very high >E

Also seen 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, 3+ Redwing, 2 Siskin

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