Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Lutley Wedge 13/10/10 07.30am (7°c) Grey cloudy and overcast 8/8. Cold wind N/NE F2

The undoubted highlight of this mornings 'skywatch' was a superb male Ring Ouzel, which 'dropped out' into the hedgerow near Grange Farm very briefly at 08.55am, before flying off high to the East. (This is only the 3rd record of Ring Ouzel on the patch during the autumn). Redwings again passed through, though in lower numbers than the last few days, with many flocks dropping in to feed and rest in the hedgerows again. Finch wise a single Brambling flew over heading West, as well as small numbers of Siskins, whilst Meadow Pipit passage looked to be almost over, with only low numbers moving through to the South. 

Visible Migration 07.30-11.30am
1M Ring Ouzel >E
423 Redwing 
3 Fieldfare
2 Blackbird
5 Song Thrush
42 Meadow Pipit
1 Brambling >W
14 Siskin
Male Ring Ouzel flying off to the East! 13/10/10

Redwing Lutley Wedge 13/10/10

(Female/juv) Siskin flying South 13/10/10

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