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Watching the vis mig from the car park 07:20-09:30. Fresh-strong SW wind, occ. heavy showers. All birds flying between south- southeast.

Merlin ( male ), 800 Woodpigeon ( single flock ), Swallow, 10 alba Wagtails, 750 Chaffinch, 630 Goldfinch, 32 Greenfinch, 33 Brambling, 76 Siskin ( good number this late in autumn ? ), 2 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Linnet, Yellowhammer and 4 Reed Bunting. Also a Snow / Lapland Bunting going over calling but could not clinch it to species. Lot of birds going through in difficult watching conditions, counts most certainly a fair bit down on true numbers. Any Bullfinches would not have been heard and the chaffinch flocks i got a decent look at all seemed to contain one or two unheard Brambling for which i would not be surprised if the true count should have been nearer 100.

 

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 11:08 am by Perry Sanders in Bird News