Monday, 8 September 2014

Cool Northwesterly

I had a stagger round the Obs yesterday morning not expecting much due to the wind direction and my expectations were realised! I had virtual clear skies with a 10-15 mph NW wind and it was cool.

There was a little 'vis' in the form of two Golden Plovers, a Collared Dove, three Alba Wags, a Reed Bunting, three Grey Wagtails, ten Meadow Pipits and a Tree Pipit.

 Meadow Pipit

Apart from a single Goldcrest the only grounded birds I had were seven Wheatears. Raptors were similarly thin on the ground and the only raptor flag was flown by two Sparrowhawks, that could well have been migrants based on their behaviour.


The forecast is looking okay for ringing tomorrow at the Obs so I'll give it a whirl.

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