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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wagtails and Finches

Another bright clear day with the mid day sunshine feeling quite warm.
Wagtails and finches were the order of the day today with 8 Alba Wags over >W early a.m. which was a suprise as its getting late in the season for them.
Otherwise it was a mixture of Chaffinch, Goldfinch Greenfinch and Linnet though only in small dribs and drabs moving >SW.
No winter thrushes today and yet again no Pinkies over, if they don,t show soon my neck will be permanently stiff, people round here must wonder why I always walk with my head facing skyward.
A quick dash to Shelf Moor tonight found 2 flocks of very mobile Lapwing, c50 and c80 flying around over the fields and on my return journey just after dark Lapwing were dropping in to roost in the cross roads circus field.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

I think some of these movers are going round in circles Bri. All my Chaffs and 3 Brambling at Hunter Hill this morning were going due north!

Brian Sumner said...

I think that when it come to this time in the season a lot of the serious finch movement has gone and we are left with birds moving around the area. Im getting a lot up here in various directions.
Two good vis mig days for you there Dave and good to get the Fieldfares which hopefully will pile in on mass shortly.
See you got your Brambling too, if one had a Sainsburys carrier bag Ive already claimed it.

DJSutcliffe said...

Did you see the posting today on Birdguides of 4 Whooper flyovers over Ogden today at 12.15. Not sure where the report came from though.