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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Redwing day

Very quiet this a.m. over Queensbury until the drizzle cleared just before midday which seemed to open a window for Redwings to move.
Several small flocks of 10 to 20 birds came over mainly moving >E and >SE towards brighter skies avoiding the grim looking grey skies to the west.
Most of the birds were very high with just a small percentage low down skimming the roof tops.
This evening after dark several contact calls could be heard over Foxhill, these seeming to be heading south.
Hopefully these are the forerunners ahead of the big push.
BS

4 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Perhaps they were going round in circles Bri! The Pepper Hill birds were coming from your direction then through Beacon Hill/Claremount gap etc and looked to be heading west. Some headed back when a Spawk had a go at a flock.

Denise said...

I had a brief (and damp) visit to Ogden this afternoon and had a look through those Chaffinches too-nothing doing. I did meet Nigel's neighbour Mr Pinder, though.

Brian Sumner said...

Dave Pinder called in the garage asking where to find the Crossbills, dont know if he was lucky or not, they seem very mobile.

Denise said...

He said not. was wondering about going onto Mixenden