Sunday, 21 November 2010

November Migration

A north-east wind and low cloud produced good conditions for visible migration. I missed a male Pintail this morning but did see an adult Little Gull flying east which I did get a photo of but the photo is too bad for even this blog- which is saying something. Also a Short-eared Owl from the obs window after being alerted by the troops in the hide.
Also going over were 130+ Lesser Black--backed Gull moving south in small groups (pic 2), 10 Siskin, 30+ Fieldfare and 10+ Redwing.
There was also an influx of Lapwing (pic 1) with 55 birds present and also more Shoveler (pic 3) around with 80+ on site. Also 3 Snipe. Teal (pic 4) numbers are down on last week from 350 to 150. There was a Water Pipit on 100 acre yesterday.

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