"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Friday: sun, fog, more sun and an owl update

Vis Mig results from this morning:

Hunstanton Cliffs (Norfolk, England)
Friday 14 March 2014   

Counting period: 6:20-8:05
Weather: wind SW1, cloud-cover 0/8
Observers: Chris Mills and Andy Brown
Dark-bellied Brent Goose-63Jackdaw7-Goldfinch45-
Meadow Pipit45-Starling5-Linnet21-
Rock Pipit2-Tree Sparrow5-redpoll sp.15-
alba wagtail sp.26-Chaffinch5-Yellowhammer1-
Blue Tit2-Greenfinch7-Reed Bunting8-

Totals: 460 individuals, 18 species, 1:45 hours

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
Comments: Fog rolled in at 08:00, bringing the session to a premature end

A brief exchange of notes with Adrian confirms that there were actually at least three Short-eared Owls at Holme NWT on Thursday afternoon: two along the track and adjacent dunes and a bird heading west at great height over the grazing marshes. These must surely be returning migrants and other than during an autumn seawatch, three must be the highest numbers seen on the site for many years.

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