Friday, 4 October 2013

Wind changes finally

After a wet night we finally lost the easterly airflow with the winds turning south west by the time we reached the pond but the squally showers that hampered our walk to farborough spit did not bring anything in and we just had this weeks regular Ringed Plover, 20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goosander and Grey Wagtail.
After drying out in the visitor center we walked to hensborough bank as the weather improved managing Buzzard, 2 Gadwall and 2 Golden Plover going south. By late morning a scattering of birds started going over and we identified 14 Swallow, single House Martin, a few Meadow Pipits and the odd group of Skylark.
Having spoken to Tim, the two Keith’s and Paul there was not much around locally so decided to chill out on Napton the Hill for a dose of vis mig but the word chill was exactly what it said on the tin as the wind turned more westerly, single Swallow, Raven and Buzzard was all we managed though the views were incredible.

The Moth County Recorder confirmed my Four-spotted Footman was new for the county so Bob’s image is going on my Xmas cards and my next T-shirt will be inscribed Moth God.

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