Saturday, October 15, 2011

Visual Migration

Can't quite bring myself to use the term 'vizmig' but the last three days of easterly winds have brought birds flooding through in their thousands. The Ferry Meadows regulars, Don Gardener, Matt Webb, Mike Weedon and Chris Avanti, have been excellent company as we've logged masses of Redwings, Fieldfares, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Chaffinches, Linnets and even the odd Bullfinch flying south or west.

The highlights were a party of four Brambling over on Thursday morning and an amazing female Hen Harrier on Friday. The latter is a very scarce bird away from the fens.

Today was much clearer and colder, with an extensive ground frost, and far fewer birds but I still managed a Brambling over at Greenhill, Elton.

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