Yet More Vis, with a Long Tailed Tit flock of 15 passing through the garden. A Song Thrush, 3 Wren and 8 Dunnock passing too.
44 Meadow pipit
Above & Below - Wilsons Phalarope
1 of 2 Curlew Sandpiper
I Thick on arrival at Upton Warren Flash in Worcestershire I was oblivious now to the Dissapointment of the Sea Watching. As well as this, It made up for the Dip of the Wilson's in Co. Durham back in August. It's amazing when you look through your scope and see a new species for the first time. No matter how experienced you are, It always gives you a buzz! No Only was it a lifer...it was a Year Tick, and my 200th Bird of the year! Also on site were 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Dunlin. The Curlew Sands were also Year Tick so I ended the Trip with 201 under my Belt.
I made a Trip list whilst I was there, and considering I didn't use the car apart from the To and From Journeys, i was pleased with a very respectable 64.
With names like Booted Eagle, White Rumped Swift, and even Pacific Swift appearing on the 'Pagers' throughout the day, I felt the need to do a bit is Visible Migration watching from my house.Unfortunatly non of the above were seen, as you'd expect, but what was seen:
Kestrel - 1 >E, Magpie - 1 >W, Woodpigeon - 3 >SW, 1 >E, Lesser Blackback - 1 >W, Black Headed gull - 6 >W, House Martin - 24 >S, Feral Pigeon - 3 >S, Chaffinch - 6 >SW ,Meadow Pipit - 1 >NE, Swallow 8 >S, Carrion Crow - 2 >E ,Rook - 2 >W, Starling - 3 >W
Also - Briefly the sun came out, and I watched 2 Greenfinch Fly >S and drop out of the Sky in to my Garden