Sunday, 19 August 2012

Lutley Wedge 19/08/12 (16°c-24°c) Warm, cloudy. Wind calm/var (NE) F1

"A patch first and some quality vis mig!"
(9) Ringed Plover flew over heading high to the west at 10.28am (the first record at Lutley Wedge). A ♀ Crossbill flew south at 07.28am also (1) Spotted Flycatcher, (1) Tree Pipit and a Yellow Wagtail over. 

9 Ringed Plover ➝W
1 Crossbill ➝S
1 Spotted Flycatcher ➝W
1 Tree Pipit
1 flava Wagtail
4 Willow Warbler
5 Chiffchaff
2 Whitethroat
2 Blackcap
c54 Swallow
c50 House Martin
c7 Swift
50 Linnets

1 Red Admiral➝SW
♀ Crossbill 19/8/12

Spotted Flycatcher 19/8/12
My first ever vis mig Spot Fly had me scratching my head to begin with, as i picked it up coming in high from the east. Looking overall dark and long winged, but totally silent which quickly eliminated Tree Pipit, it had an unmistakeable undulating flight action and jizz similar to Wheatear. In the record photos you can just make out the pale edged secondaries forming a lighter panel on the folded wing, dark beady eye and overall greyish plumage tones and the indistinct pale-ish wing bar/line on the upperwing. A very instructive bird!
Willow Warbler 19/8/12
What is it with passage Willow Warblers and powerlines!?

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