Tuesday, 23 March 2010

23/03/10 Lutley Wedge 07.50am (3°c) - (11°c) Cold start mostly cloudy with some brightness, cold light (S) wind

Chiffchaff with 'pollen horn' Lutley Wedge 23/3/10

A total clear out of yesterday's Wheatears occurred in the clear conditions overnight, with only 1 male Wheatear this morning near Wassell Grove.
Visible Migration at Wassell Grove Pools totals:-
1 Goosander >SW
c15 Golden Plover >W 2>SE
50 Fieldfare >NNE
2 Redwing >NNE
8 Meadow Pipit >N
1 Redpoll sp >NE
1 Siskin
Also seen 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 70 Chaffinch, 50+Linnet
Another newly arrived Chiffchaff was singing from scrub along lutley lane, and had an obvious 'pollen horn' showing as a dark patch around the bill and face.

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