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14.11.22

A three day period of SE winds gradually becoming lighter. Usual fare given the date, the last few days have been characterised by finches moving first thing, overwhelmingly Goldfinch, with much lesser numbers of Linnet, Redpoll, Greenfinch and Siskin mixed … Continue reading

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02.11.22

Strong SW wind with broken cloud. Ring Ouzel. Another morning of very strong wind, a quick check of a few sites on the headland produced little of interest beyond a late Ring Ouzel feeding roadside at Shooters Bottom. I tried … Continue reading

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23.10.22

Strong SSW wind heavy rain midmorning, sunny spells. I found overall numbers of migrants to still be quite low across the headland with only 3 Firecrest, 12 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff seen, a single Fieldfare, c200 Goldfinch passed through after the … Continue reading

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21.10.22 Radde’s Warbler

Very strong SSW wind, broken cloud. Mid-morning Dave Thorns discovered this wonderful Radde’s Warbler above the hollow, which promptly disappeared, only to reappear almost underfoot at about 12:45hrs. Very showy at times even too close to raise the binoculars as … Continue reading

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11.09.22 Honey Buzzards

Mostly clear light SE wind. A number of obs. out today AR, AW, ME, JMS, SL, and myself. Raptors stole the show with 4 Honey Buzzard (2 adults & 2 juvenile) seen throughout our 4hr raptor watch, 3 Marsh Harrier … Continue reading

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05.09.22

A humid day, broken cloud, sunny spells with light SE winds. The morning felt great, although I cleaved off a large amount of available time trying to see a Wryneck found by ES, just east of Belle Tout wood, which … Continue reading

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26.08.22

Foggy start, rapid clearing. Light northerly turning SW by afternoon. A very good morning for numbers, mostly seemed centred around Birling. Personal totals 55+ Willow Warbler, 80+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, … Continue reading

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25.08.22

A dramatic change to the weather overnight, going from a warm and still evening to torrential downpours backed by a north wind by morning. A obvious downing of migrants in what was a brief look in-between heavy showers. A cluster … Continue reading

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21.08.22

A little bit of a round of what has been an eventful few days on the headland. Above one of Alex Brookes’ Honey Buzzard from the 18th, quite a strikingly pale female. The 16th saw a Dotterel (AR) pass north … Continue reading

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15.08.22

A light SW airflow with some patchy low cloud cover. A quiet morning for me, with just a Whinchat in Shooters amongst the run-of-the-mill autumn warblers whilst RAB had the first Osprey of the season south over the radio mast … Continue reading

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