Sunday, 20 March 2011

Lutley Wedge 20/03/11 07.50am (5°c) Cold, cloudy and overcast start, brighter later a.m. Wind SW/S F2

Visible migration this morning included the first 3 Cormorants of the spring on the move. 2 Lapwing flew through and there was a slight increase in numbers of Meadow Pipit going over, though after an initial flurry of Pipit passage early doors including an impressive flock of 29 heading North, passage slowed dramatically and stopped soon after.
The only obvious new grounded migrant today was (1) ♀Stonechat near Wassell Grove (the 2nd this spring) though still no sign of any passage Wheatear yet. (1) Chiffchaff, (21) Redwing and (5) Fieldfare were around Wassell Grove Pools.
Visible Migration :-
37 Meadow Pipit ➝N
3 Cormorant ➝NW
2 Lapwing ➝SE
6 Siskin ➝E/SE
3 Goldfinch ➝NE
16 Starling ➝E
3 Herring Gull ➝E/NE
1 B.H.Gull ➝W/SW
3 Grey Heron (2➝WNW) (1➝SE)
Stonechat Wassell Grove and Cormorants 20/3/11

Chiffchaff Wassell Grove Pools 20/3/11
 (sound recording/sonogram from this bird below...)
Chiffchaff Sonogram 20/3/11

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