Thursday, 24 March 2011

Lutley Wedge 24/03/11 07.50am (7°c) Fine and sunny, clear skies. Patchy early mist (E/SE) F1

A classic day on the patch of departing winter visitors and newly arriving spring migrants. The first (1) ♂ Swallow this year was at Wassell Grove Pools early this morning (a new earliest arrival date at Lutley) and a superb flock of (11) Waxwings dropped in at 09.47am before flying off➝ WSW.  
Visible Migration/migrant totals:-
1 Swallow
3 Chiffchaff
11 Waxwing ➝WSW
31 Fieldfare ➝N/NE
13 Redwing (12➝N)
2 Redpoll sp ➝SSE
15+ Meadow Pipit ➝N
Waxwing and ♂ Swallow Wassell Grove/Pools 24/3/11


Warren Baker said...

Nice little collection of species Craig. I wish I could get out on week day mornings :-(

Phil Benstead said...

swallow! swallow! I have not even heard a chiff yet you git

Jason K said...

Not content with getting Waxwings in the go and get an eary Swallow!

My patch is so quiet at the mo the tumbleweed is blowing past!

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture on waxwing!