Sunday, 29 September 2013

29th September 2013

Weather: SE-3, Warm and clear

A blustery day with a stiff east south  easterly breeze making 'finding' conditions difficult. Grounded migrants included Chiffichaff (6) Blackcap (1) Wheatear (3). The resident Greenshank remained faithful to 'greenshank groyne'.

A small finch movement was noted with 9 Chaffinch moving south along with 18 Goldfinch. 2 Great spotted Woodpeckers also moved south.

Although Magpie is a common bird at the Lighthouse the number of migrant birds arriving today was  quite staggering with all birds arriving from the north and moving off south. A total of 57 magpies moved through including  flocks of 22 and 18. Other 'Corvids' on the move included 4 Carrion Crow and a single Raven all moved South.

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