Thursday, 24 October 2013

Clear Blue Skies - Canadas and Whoopers at the Divit

Nice day in the Divit with westerlies blowing and cloud 2/8, making the finches visible but high and tricky. Steady stream of finches but the biggies of the day were ... big. Four Canada Geese south was a nice surprise addition to the year list and then near the end 2 Whooper Swans became the second addition of the day - a species I missed totally here last year. 35 Mistle Thrush was also a site record (and this in only 60 minutes), and I hope to top that up at lunch time. A flock of 90 Fieldfare was nice and a steady but small movement of Redwings, with a surprising 22 Meadow Pipit - pretty late for that many, but they were moving throughout the hour. A solo Crossbill was hopefully a sign of more to come, but I'm not getting my hopes up on that one.Two new additions takes the year list to 110, and even 120 still looks a long way away.

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