Friday, 30 October 2009

Weekend blues

Doesn't look that good for the next couple of days, the weather, that is. We made the best of a bad job and went out this morning instead. By God, was it slow, at least for the first three hours. Once the sun was obscured by cloud, things began to happen.

A fair bit of vis-mig noticeable today; 2 flocks of Wood Pigs totalling 400+, 4 sorties of Redwing making c.70 & 29 Fieldfare at very low altitude. Fewer Sky Larks today and just the one Mipit.

The Blackbird invaders were very noticeable today, too, but not that inclined to move at net height.

A mixed bunch processed, 22 (7) of 10 spp.: Wren 2, Robin (1), Blackbird 3 (2), Redwing 2, LTT 4 (1), Blue Tit 4, Gt. Tit 3 (2), Chaffinch 1, Goldfinch 1, Bullfinch 2 (1).

This young male Bullfinch is the heaviest I've seen at 25.4 gm. I think it must have been on passage ... or porridge!

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