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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

6th November


Has everyone given up? Here is another slightly different angle. I was talking to my friend Sylvia today, she thinks it is one of her relatives that I saw on my summers holiday.


The day dawned with clear skies and a north-westerly breeze. The chance of seeing much in the way of visual migration was not very promising.

Reed Bunting: One flew out of the reed bed in area 2 at 7.20am.
Leser Redpoll: Two flew over the Nature Study Centre at 1.15pm.
Siskin: 0ne flew into trees in area 26.

12 comments:

Arbu said...

If you insist it's not an albatross, maybe it's a lesser whitethroat.

Anna said...

I saw a bird of prey this morning at about 7.30 in the Inner Circle, near the pond. Only caught a glimpse - I just noticed it had a very square-cut tail. What would it have been? Saw a heron too, but that's probably no big deal.

orange said...

it looks like a warbler, but i'll have a wild stab in the dark at a nightingale as albatross was already guessed

Piers Aitman said...

Sylvia's friend wouldn't come from Sardinia, would they?

Tony Duckett said...

arbu.
you are getting warmer, if you know where I went during the summer you should be able to whittle it down.

Tony Duckett said...

anna
you probably saw a Sparrowhawk, possibly the female that has been predating birds at our feeding stations. Unfortunately just after you saw it I received a phone call from the colledge to say that they had found a bird of prey. When we got there there was a stunned looking female Sparrowhawk, after we asumed flying into a window. It was in a bad way and eventually died.

Tony Duckett said...

orange
you are right that it is a warbler. Nightingales though are in the thrush family along with the chats.

Tony Duckett said...

Piers
I was certainly not in Sardinia. I will announce the birds identity on Thursday presuming that some if not all have come up with the correct answere.

orange said...

my first thought was a reed warbler, not often seen in trees though.

Arbu said...

Where were you, somewhere in the South Atlantic?

Paul said...

Marmora's Warbler?

Arbu said...

Orphean Warbler