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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fieldfare/Redwing and Fog

Fog hanging over Ogden
Causeway Foot Col in the gloom
Unworkable Back Lane

As expected the fog won again this morning blanking out the watchpoints. A short ease in the fog provided birds moving low at Ogden mainly Thrushes out of the plantation and off SE. The first Fieldfares of the season left the trees near the Giants tooth and headed >SE along with the Redwings. Chaffinch were moving but in low numbers until the fog closed in again causing shutdown.
Tour of the watchpoints :-
Fly Flatts.......................Completely fogged out
Hunter Hill...................Foggy with limited horizontal vision
Ogden..........................Just below the cloud base with brief period of blue showing through.
Back Lane...................Foggy and unworkable
Ned Hill......................Murky, horizontal vision across col.
Soil Hill........................Completely fogged out.

Redwing....................................................298 >SE
Fieldfare....................................................4 >SE
Chaffinch...................................................29 >S

Ogden
1 Sparrowhawk
Small tit flocks
25 BH Gulls
No sign of Grebe or Wigeon
Mallard numbers increasing

Was that you at Ned Hill early on Denise
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2 comments:

NigelK said...

Thankfully I decided I wasn't up to it this morning and you confirmed I did the right thing. Great Redwing count.

Denise said...

It was and your description was spot on so I gave up after an hour. A few Meadow Pipits still going through, though I only saw 19 and 8 of those decided to give up and came back again. Some Redwings heard, but only 5 visible when they dropped down over the car. I guess anything red looks good if you're hungry.