Wednesday, 17 March 2010

17/03/10 Lutley Wedge 8.00am (7°c) / (14°c later ) Cloudy and overcast, but some bright spells breaking through. (S/SW) Breeze

Stonechat Wassell Grove 17/3/10

Cormorant heading South 17/3/10

Redwing 17/3/10

A small 'fall' today, with 3 Female Stonechats in the field opposite the entrance/track to Wassell Grove Pools, and a flock of 45+ Meadow Pipits that had also been grounded by the grey overcast skies this morning. The overnight frontal weather however failed to drop in any other expected spring migrants i.e Wheatears or Chiffchaffs on the patch though.
Visible migration at Wassell Grove Pools, proved to be a struggle again with hardly anything moving in any numbers.
Visible Migration Totals :-
17 Meadow Pipit >N
2 alba Wagtail >N/NW
1 Cormorant >SSW
3 Lapwing >E and WSW

Also seen 15+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Redpoll sp, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Reed Bunting and a flock of 50 Linnets.

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