8.8.19 First Tree Pipits…

A bright morning with a light meandering south wind. Cloud cover moving in turning SE by 10am. I covered the areas around the radio mast, pub, old trapping area and Shooters Bottom.

Although the proceeding 2/3 days have been very windy, there was a small calm window in the early hours of this morning which looked like the kind of gap migrants take advantage of and so it was. Nothing unusual but nice to see migration flowing again. Strong SW wind is very poor here in autumn.



Personal totals, c35 Willow Warbler, c30 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 2 Nightingale, 3 Tree Pipit (first I’ve seen this autumn) & a Yellow Wagtail over, a single Sand Martin out to sea.  3 Hummingbird Hawkmoth were along the cliff edge.


Willow Warbler. One of many along the hedge around the radio mast this morning.


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