Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Lutley Wedge 19/09/12 (5°c) Sunny, clear skies. Wind (W) F1-2

"Mipits move and first flush of Siskin"
Meadow Pipits were on the move from first light heading S/SW in good numbers, with (332) flying through in a 4 hour watch. Some birds were probably missed as they came through at high altitude at times in the clear calm conditions especially early on. Passage eased off late morning but birds were still trickling through as i left the watchpoint at 11am. The very poor passage for Yellow Wagtail on the patch this autumn continued, with just (1) flava Wagtail flying through, but there were the first signs of Siskin passage getting going with (6) flying over. 

1 flava Wagtail ➝W
1 alba Wagtail ➝SW
1 Grey Wagtail ➝S/SW
332 Meadow Pipit ➝S/SW
15 House Martin (9➝SW) (6➝S)
22 Swallow (14➝S)
6 Siskin (3➝WSW) (1 in) 
1 Cormorant ➝NE
1 Chiffchaff
100+ Linnet
Some of the 100's 'Mipit montage' 19/9/12

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