tirsdag den 9. oktober 2012

Migration weather

It was clear at first light that over night the weather was perfect for migration, the garden was almost silent until around 9 am. Very quiet compared to recent days ringing also 62 birds only. Wrens were the most numerous with 20, Chiffchaff 14, Robin 7, Dunnock 5, Chaffinch 5, Song Thrush 3, Sparrowhawk 3, Blackcap 2 and singles of Redwing, Greenfinch and Blue Tit. A few hundred Blue tits passed over out of sight and only just audible. Redpoll and Bullfinch were noted moving over along with the commoner finches, Siskins, Crossbills, Chaffinch and Brambling. A few Red Kites were seen today also and Benny saw a Hen Harrier briefly out of the window. Below a picture of the under appreciated, yet humble Wren.
Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes - Craig Brookes

Photo and Blog, Craig Brookes

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