Monday, 26 September 2011

Lutley Wedge 26/09/11 07.15am (12°c) Cloudy/overcast (Warm & sunny/patchy cloud later am) Wind (S/SW) F2

After a very slow start first thing, Meadow Pipits got moving in good numbers from late morning with a constant passage of birds going through until at least early afternoon. A Wheatear 'dropped out' into the ploughed field at Grange Barns at 09.00am and a Spotted Flycatcher was in the hedgerow at Foxcote Pond (a new latest date at Lutley). Whilst watching the Flycatcher a flock of (7) Crossbill flew over, and there was an noticeable increase in Siskin moving.  
Visible Migration:-
1 Spotted Flycatcher
1 Wheatear
7 Crossbill ➝S/SW
382 Meadow Pipit ➝S/SW
113 Swallow ➝S/SW
3 Chiffchaff
6 alba Wagtail ➝S/SW
71 Siskin (54➝S/SW) (14➝N)
7 Redpoll sp (6➝SW) (1➝SE)
21 Goldfinch ➝N
2 Cormorant ➝S
3 Grey Heron ➝W/SW
2 Raven ➝S

4 Red Admiral (1➝SW)

Spotted Flycatcher and Wheatear 26/9/11

Siskin and Meadow Pipits 26/9/11

1 comment:

Jason K said...

That is a late Spot Fly Craig...I will have to keep my eyes peeled this week...who knows what could turn up