12.2.19 The waiting game

Occasional broken cloud cover with a light to moderate SW wind.

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One of the Welsh Ponies that have stepped into the role as chief graziers now the Exmoor have been moved off.

On land, the end is almost in sight, Blackbird’s are now joining the limited dawn chorus in the garden.  At Birling, 3 Stonechat, a flock of 10 Meadow Pipit, and 25 Corn Bunting seen whilst a small number of Great Tit and a Song Thrush were in song around the Belle Tout area. Although JFC has been enjoying the seawatching lately with some significant sightings. There was also 2 vocal Tawny Owl at Belle Tout wood this evening and my first February Short eared Owl passed through the headlights near the pub at 20:30.

If previous years are a good bench mark the first migrants are now a maximum of 17 days away.  Although with a very large high pressure situation across Europe, we could see someone somewhere getting a very early spring migrant this week.

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