Sunday, 22 August 2010

22/08/10 Lutley Wedge 07.45am (13°c) Scattered cloud and sun SW/W 2

A Whinchat dropped out near Grange Farm briefly this morning (the first this autumn), and yet another Wheatear was in the horse paddocks nearby. It's proving to be a good autumn for passage Wheatear at Lutley, and this mornings bird was the fourth through the patch already this autumn. A visible migration watch showed that Yellow Wagtail passage is getting under way, with 1 Yellow Wagtail flying over >SW  at 07.53am followed by another 2 >SW at 08.49am. Also 46 Swifts flew through, again heading into the WSW wind.
A good patch count of 9 Common Buzzards were soaring over Lutley Brook late morning.

Visible migration 7.45-10.45
3 flava Wagtail sp >SW
1 alba Wagtail sp >S
46 Swift >WSW

17 Swallow
20+ House Martin
1 Whinchat
1 Wheatear

Whinchat Lutley Wedge 22/8/10

Wheatear Lutley Wedge 22/8/10 

Yellow Wagtail heading > SW Lutley Wedge 22/8/10

Swift Lutley Wedge 22/8/10

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