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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Willow Warbs and Tit flocks and a quiet vis mig

                                   Willow Warblers moving through

A quiet pre work vis mig session this morning from Old Guy Rd with the cold wind keeping things at bay. This should liven up tomorrow if we get the promised SW wind which early migrating birds seem to favour, flying into the wind.
Swallows and Mipits were the only movers with several blogging Mipits on the deck along with the usual Pied Wags and a single Wheatear.
A single Swift came over the garage mid morning >S coinciding with local reports of  several sightings today, perhaps a last push for this species.

Lunchtime in Foxhill park found a nice flock of Great, Blue and Coal tits moving through the hedges with at least 3 Willow Warblers mixed in.

Vis Mig
5 Meadow Pipits.....................>W
18 Swallow.............................>SW
1 Swift....................................S
Increased number of blogging Meadow Pipits.
BS

2 comments:

Birdnut said...

Interesting you should say the migrants prefer SW wind as in my case when I go out after vis mig time slot, it is hard work finding birds and I've learned to do something else.
Great WW pic

Brian Sumner . said...

The SW gets birds moving early to mid morn but this leaves such as Soil Hill empty until the next wave of birds drop in. This morning all the blogging Mipits from yesterday had moved on but a new batch of Wheatear had dropped in. By late afternoon new Mipits will have stopped off to feed before moving on when the conditions are right.
When it gets to late autumn there is more urgency so Mipits move in all conditions directly >S