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19.09.21 Osprey III

Skywatch from 10am to 3pm, mostly bright light SE wind. A pleasant few hours with Simon Linington as a decent run of raptor sightings continued with my third Osprey (11.30hrs) of the autumn. Along with that star bird were Hobby, … Continue reading

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15.09.21 Late Swift

A light NNE wind clear and bring. A late Swift amongst c2000 hirundine, which are mostly made up of House Martin at the moment. Overhead c60 Meadow Pipit went east, 4 Tree Pipit went over (one in Shooters) and a … Continue reading

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12.09.21 Osprey

A cooler morning, clear and mostly bright, some encroaching cloud cover at times, light SW wind. There was some activity this morning, c20 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, c12 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whinchat, 1 Redstart, 5 … Continue reading

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08.09.21 Clear Out

Another clear warm morning with a stronger east wind that seemed to mark a departure of birds rather than an arrival. A reduced number of birds today, Swallows and Martins did start moving an hour of so after dawn, about … Continue reading

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06.09.21 Heat and late Swifts

A light east wind, quite intense heat building by mid morning. The NE winds have abated and now a warmer continental airflow is in play. It did bring about some changes, activity died somewhat by midmorning. Al Redman and I … Continue reading

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05.09.21 Honey Buzzard III

Another morning (and thankfully last in the forecast) of strong NE wind, slightly murky at dawn but soon clearing, warming up with a lingering haze. Headline bird today was a smart pale Honey Buzzard trying sneak past my vantage point … Continue reading

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03.09.21 Wryneck… finally.

An increasingly fine and warm day with a moderate ENE wind. It seemed as if every headland in the south east had a Wryneck over the last week except here. So it was great to find one this morning. Always … Continue reading

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30.08.21

A dull overcast day throughout with a moderate NE wind. The second August Bank Holiday in a row to be blighted by an unseasonably cool northerly airflow. Although todays uninspiring cloudy skies and cool winds did little to enthuse Jamie … Continue reading

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28.08.21

Another clear start with a moderate NE wind. Yellow Wagtail numbers have really built up this week with their calls heard frequently this morning, very few seen on the ground and in fact very hard to see as they pass … Continue reading

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27.08.21 Honey Buzzard

A cool start to the day under clear skies backed by a light NE wind. I started up top around the pub, after a chilly start the bushes livened up a touch with both Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher in … Continue reading

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