Tuesday, 16 March 2010

16/03/10 Lutley Wedge 8.00am (1°c) / (12°c later ) Sunny, mostly clear skies & some scattered high cloud, light S/SW breeze. Overnight frost (-0.4°c)

Visible migration at Wassell Grove Pools was virtually non-existent again this morning, with just a very light trickle of mainly single Meadow Pipits heading north. It may have been quiet, but things got a whole lot worse when frustratingly at 09.25 two small, very high and distant waders flew through towards Clent heading east, and even though i managed to follow them in the scope they were just too far away to be sure of a definite i.d one way or the other! On the views i got they were probably Ringed Plover, which would have been a patch first had they flown closer, but sadly they never did! A patch first slips through your fingers, there's nothing worse!

Visible Migration totals :-
10 Meadow Pipit >N
2 alba Wagtail >N
3 Siskin >N/NW
1 Redpoll sp >N
2 Plover sp! >E
Also seen at the pools 8 Redwing, 3+ Common Buzzards, 3 (2m1f) Sparrowhawks. A flock of 30 Linnets were again in the ploughed field alongside the pools track.

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