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Saturday, September 10, 2011

10th September

A brisk wind from a southerly direction, allowed us to witness some visible migration between 7.00 and 8.00am, also bringing good numbers of migrant passerines to the park.

Swift: one flew SW at 8.50am.

Swallow: around seventy headed SW in small flocks.

House Martin: a flock of eight fed above the lake.

Tree Pipit: one flew west at 11.30am.

Meadow Pipit: around seventy-five headed SW in small parties.

Yellow Wagtail: two singles flew west.

Grey Wagtail: four flew through.

Common Redstart: a male was seen in the Cricket Pen at 10.00am.

Blackcap: over thirty-five birds were feeding on berry baring bushes in area 30,31,35 and 41.

Garden Warbler: one in area 32.

Common Whitethroat: three in area 31 and 32.

Chiffchaff: twenty-six were seen mainly in the usual places.

Willow Warbler: four in areas 31 and 41.

Spotted Flycatcher: seven possibly eight were present, 3 in area 30 and the others in area 41.

Crossbill: one almost landed in area 32 at 8.25am but had second thoughts.

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The above pictures and video of Spotted Flycatchers were digiscoped.

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Blackcap (this bird dropped down into this willow tree)

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Chiffchaff

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Long-tailed Tit (it is worth checking the large mixed tit as you never know what you could find)

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The pair of Kestrels in area 32 now use the box for roosting

2 comments:

piers said...

Just shows me then!

Tony Duckett said...

I am amazed at how quick and easy they kill and the swallow the wasp or bee.