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06:30-09:45. Talk about changeable weather. Arrived to a fresh WSW wind and rain. Rain ceased by 07:00, then wind dropped off and it became very clear and bright, if cold. Grey skies and rain again when i left.

Vis mig from the car park from 07:10-09:00, all birds south-southeast ; 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 alba Wagtails, 290 Chaffinch, 170 Goldfinch, 13 Brambling, 14 Siskin, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch, 8 Greenfinch and a Reed Bunting. 2300 Woodpigeons in distance flying southwest Slapton-Lannacombe / Prawle.

First thing around the farm were 21 Redwings, 4 Fieldfares and a Mistle Thrush. Later on Blackcap, Goldcrest and Firecrest. Otherwise c 800 Starlings in the top fields, a Chiffchaff by the car park and a late House Martin flying around.

 

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 12:03 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News