Saturday, 31 March 2012

As Queit As A Quiet Thing!

As Craig, Heather, Ian and I met at the 'obs' at 0600 we were greeted with a 'pea souper' of a mist that rolled out, rolled in and rolled out again before clearing completely. However to the south and east there was a huge cloud bank that was obviously having a blocking effect as we had no grounded migrants and very little 'vis'.

The vis we did have consisted of 13 Meadow Pipits, 2 Alba Wagtails, Knot, Lesser Redpoll, Lapwing and Curlew. The ringing was equally quiet as you might expect and we ringed two Goldfinch and recaptured a Blue Tit and Dunnock.

 Goldfinch

 The best birds of the morning were the pair of Sparrowhawks that were once again displaying over the fields demonstrating their mastery of the skies. The forecast looks better for tomorrow with the wind veering round to the south; so fingers crossed!

2 comments:

Cardew Ellis said...

Seems a lot of people had a bum day ringing contrary to expectations. Love the new header pic.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Except the guys at Portland! Amazing totals.