Saturday, 20 August 2011

Migration on the Hill

Lollingdon Hill 06:00 to 08:15

Sunny, 15º, light S.

An early start paid off on the hill today, visible migration evident with the following.

8 Yellow Wagtails (all flyovers), 3 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammers, 1 Corn Bunting. (The latter 2 being resident species).

A steady flow of Swallows, with a few House Martins all moving in a southerly direction and an unexpected surprise with 5 Sand Martins also.

A lot of “corvids”, mainly Rooks in the surrounding fields and 200+ Lesser Blackback Gulls. Also 2 Skylarks, a Kestrel, a Great-spotted Woodpecker, 8 Stock Dove.

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