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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Redwings are coming

Canadas on the move

Meadow Pipits hopping through

Fly Flatts  0730-0900hrs  Icy cold NNE>6  dark clouds to the north.
Movers struggling in the strong wind with most of the sightings coming up the valley from Paul Clough and low over the moor.A flock of Coal Tits were interesting and a flock of Canadas went east and continued going past the Oxenhope watchpoint. Thanks to DCBs call alerting me to watch for Redwings which I later got at Ned Hill.
Was going to move to Hunter Hill but as I got there a couple of shooters were just arriving so continued on to the Causeway Foot watchpoint at Ned Hill.
36 Canadas.......................>E
127 Meadow Pipit............>S
93 Chaffinch.....................>SW
41 Greenfinch...................>SW
11 Coal Tit......................>W
14 Goldfinch...................>W
9 Alba Wagtails...............>W


Ned Hill   0915-1015hrs. Bright sky but hazy in the distance, NNE>4 
Much calmer here with Swallows being the prominent bird. A single flock of Redwing flew through the col over Ogden and across the moor >NW which was nice to see but a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
17 Redwing.......................>NW
21 Swallow......................>S
10 Meadow Pipit.............>S
6 Chaffinch......................>SW
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Nice to get Redwings and Swallows on the same day as well.

Brian Sumner said...

Good to get the summer winter cross over. Always an odd sighting if you get Swallows with snow on the ground which happens regular up here in the gods.