Monday, 3 March 2014

A Wee Bit Of Vis

Yesterday morning I had a stagger round the obs in the intermittent rain. The wind direction was southwesterly, veering southeasterly and picking up from five to ten mph.

One of the first birds I had was a cracking adult make Sparrowhawk that shot past in front of me across the field and onwards, and it also was the only raptor of the morning. I mentioned in my title that there was a little bit of vis and there was just a faint trickle north that included a Carrion Crow, eight Alba Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails, two Siskins and six Pink-footed Geese. Interestingly I didn't have a single Meadow Pipit on the move, but I did have 40 grounded by the wet weather.

It was quiet on the sea and all I had were 28 Cormorants, 27 Eiders, two Shelducks and four Common Scoters.

I had to shorten my walk back and miss out the 'middle hedgerows' as the dark clouds rolled in and the heavens really opened!


Gordon said...

Some good sightings, inspite of the poor weather, which is amazing, because I spent the day on the Cumbrian coast, and the sun shone all day. Possibly the warmest day we have this year.
All the best Gordon.

The Hairy Birder said...

It certainly was a warm one Gordon.