Saturday, 16 October 2010

16/10/10 Lutley Wedge 07.40am (4°c) Cold, with clear skies. (scattered cloud 5/8 later a.m with rain showers p.m) Wind NW F2/3

A definite 'Red' letter day on the patch!  A stunning Red Kite flew in from way off to the South over the Clent Hills at 09.33am pursued/mobbed by a couple of Crows, and headed >NW low over the patch and Caslon wood. Also today a single Brambling flew over along with (1) Golden Plover, and (1) Cormorant. Thrush numbers were well down on previous days with only small numbers of Redwing seen, but a flock of 8 Raven that flew over >WSW was impressive.

Visible Migration 07.40-11.40am :-
1 Red Kite >NW
1 Golden Plover >WSW
1 Brambling
74 Redwing (24 >SW) (26 >W/SW) (22 >N/NE)
2 Siskin
1 Song Thrush >N
9 Skylark >W/NW
8 Meadow Pipit
10 Raven (2 >ESE) (8 >WSW)
167 Wood Pigeon >S/SW
1 Cormorant >ENE 

Red Kite heading NW Lutley Wedge 16/10/10

Golden Plover Lutley Wedge 16/10/10 

Male Sparrowhawk Lutley Wedge 16/10/10

2 of the flock of 8 Raven! Lutley Wedge 16/10/10


Warren Baker said...

8 Raven - Blimey!!

Jason K said...

Sounds like you had a good day Craig...what a cracking Kite. I could do with one of those over here for my patch year list!