Start Point

06:30-09:30. Showers at first , clearing and becoming bright. Mod-fresh WSW wind.

Vis mig, 07:00- 09:00, from car park, all south-southwest unless stated.

23 Stock Dove ( inc tight flock of 18 heading north ), 700 Woodpigeon ( 2 flocks, 200 and 500, cutting a line inland from Torcross - Lannacombe / Prawle as they are normally apt to do here ), 23 Meadow Pipit, 12 alba Wagtails, 3 House Sparrow, 430 Goldfinch, 240 Chaffinch, 70 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Brambling, 2 Siskin and 6 Reed Buntings.

Also a Great Northern Diver high over the car park heading southwest. GN Divers cutting across the headland is more a spring phenomenom . I wonder if its older birds that have made the trip before as they rise up from sea level and over seemingly without having checked out the route ie they knowingly save time and energy on a migration journey taking a short cut through memory.

Posted November 9th, 2014 at 10:59 am by Perry Sanders in Bird News