Start Point

07:00-09:00.

70% cloud cover, mod S wind. Had a couple spare hours first thing so went to Start to try a bit of vis mig. On arrival a Snipe called and a Tawny Owl could be heard in the farm. Vis. mig started at 07:25 and the following flew south up to 08:30:

Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 170 Meadow Pipits, 90 'alba ' Wagtails, 19 Swallows, 410 Goldfinch, 330 Chaffinch, 100 Linnet, 9 Brambling, 9 Siskin, 11 Greenfinch, 13 Bullfinch ( largest flock 7 ) and 2 Crossbill. 380 Woodpigeon flew south west furthur inland in 3 flocks ( others likely to have been missed ). Movement petered out by 08:30 but a few things seemed to be passing again when i had to leave at 09:00.

A nice surprise when leaving was finding a nice Snow Bunting tucked in by the side of the road just uo from the car park, typically tame.

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 10:43 am by Perry Sanders in Bird News