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07:00-12:30. Beautiful, clear day but a strong ENE wind making the birding difficult.

Swallows moving through in good numbers till mid-morning, at least 2000 per hour. Smaller nos of House Martins, maybe around 100 per hour all going into the wind. Other highlights single Redpoll sp and 11 Crossbills ( groups of 8 and 3 ). In the farm about a dozen each of Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests, also 6 Blackcaps scattered. Very difficult birding in the wind , someone could do well tomorrow when the wind drops .

 

Posted October 2nd, 2015 at 3:41 pm by Perry Sanders in Bird News