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Little moving at first light but by 0740 a bit of vis mig got underway and produced the following (all east) by 0900:-

Chaffinch 95, Siskin 19 (+ 3 later), Meadow Pipit 130, Alba Wagtail 70, House Marttin 65, Linnet 130, Skylark 15, Swallow 25, Goldfinch 65, Crossbill 5, Greenfinch 3.

After this, there were always House Martins in the sky but no obvious movement and my estimate of 500 is a drop in Mike's ocean! Otherwise numbers genrally up - Blackcap 8, Goldcrest 14, Chiffchaff 33, Song Thrush 9, Jay 8+, Lesser Redpoll 2; also single Whichat, Wheatear, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and Reed Bunting, plus 7 Golden Plovers. 

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 6:26 pm by Pete Aley in Bird News