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Sunday, September 12, 2010

A taste of Vis Mig

Scud coming over the moor, Fly Flatts
A very active clough, Hunter Hill
Still juv Mipits about.

Fly Flatts  0730-0815hrs  Heavy drizzle and low cloud moving over from the west.   NW>5
Some early movement before the worst of the drizzle but deteriorated with scud creeping in from the west so moved on after a short watch.

171 Meadow Pipit........................>W
96 Swallow..................................>W
2 Snipe........................................>W
19 Starling .................................>W
13 Chaffinch...............................>W
2 Alba Wagtail...........................>SW

Hunter Hill   0830-1000hrs   Bright with some dark clouds, dry, NW>3
A different story here with Mipits and Swallows constantly moving through mostly >W but later turning >S.
Chaffinch were piling out of the clough along with a Tree Pipit and a Spotted Flycatcher was down in the bottom of the ravine. A flock of Siskin over was a nice sighting, these also looked to come out of the clough.

213 Meadow Pipit..........................>W then >S
132 Swallow..................................>W
72 Chaffinch..................................>W
1 Gt Spotted Wdpecker................>W
1 Spotted Fly...............................in tree
1 Tree Pipit...................................>W
2 Jay.............................................>W
7 Siskin.........................................>SW

Total mornings Meadow Pipits......................384
Total mornings Swallows...........................228
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