Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Lutley Wedge 08/09/10 07.20am (9°c) High broken cloud 6/8 Wind Calm-Var W/NE1

Wheatear, Hobby and Yellow Wagtails Lutley Wedge 8/9/10

Another good day with plenty of signs of continuing migration. Good visible migration this morning, with more Meadow Pipits starting to move south, and also 2 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Tree Pipits passed over. 1 Hobby was seen hunting over the Top Footpath again, and 2 Cormorants flew high to the east. The record Wheatear passage continues with 2 Wheatear dropping into the stubble fields along Top Footpath at 08.50am and another 1 Wheatear in a ploughed field with 1 Whinchat at 10.10am. (Whinchat have been particularly scarce this autumn and this mornings was only the second sighting this autumn at Lutley)

Visible Migration:-
2 flava Wagtail >S
2 Tree Pipit
51 Meadow Pipit (32>S 16>E 3>in)
1 alba Wagtail >SE
1 Grey Wagtail>E
1 Whinchat
3 Wheatear
1 Hobby >E/SE 
23+ Swallow
25+ House Martin
2 Chiffchaff
5 Blackcap
47 Goldfinch (31>S)
90+ Linnet
1 Chaffinch >SE

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