Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lutley Wedge (9°c) Cloudy with patchy low cloud. Wind (S) F2/3

House Martins were on the move in good numbers, with 460 flying through in four hours this morning from first light, also reasonable numbers of Meadow Pipits trickling overhead throughout the watch. A probable Goosander flew over extremely high and heading NNE, but just too high and fast to clinch, and a Peregrine flew through again hunting Woodpigeon.

1 Peregrine➝W
460 House Martin ➝S/SW/WSW (largest flocks 66, 53)
70 Swallow ➝S/SW
1 Chiffchaff (in)
210 Meadow Pipit➝S/SW
2 Siskin (1➝S)
26 alba Wagtail ➝S/SW
1 Thrush sp (Redwing/Song Thrush) ➝SSW
2 Jay ➝NE
36 B.H.Gull➝W/SW
Chiffchaff 2/10/12
(always nice when migrants drop in at your vis mig watchpoint, right where your stood!...)

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