Saturday, 28 September 2013

Getting it wrong again at Landguard

I headed up to Landguard again today with no small degree of expectation. The forecast was for strong winds from the North & East and reports were being posted of strong passage so all I needed was a little September dullness to the morning, maybe drizzle or rain or just mist / fog and the birds on the move would hit Landguard and drop but on arrival the sun was shining delivering a beautiful sunrise to the East coast and although the wind was reasonable and coming in directly off the sea from the east the birds didn't arrive (or went straight through) and passage at sea was really quiet too.
I counted 22 Meadow Pipits, 3 Wheatear, a single Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Common, 3 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, several Chiffchaffs, and a large mixed flock of Greenfinch and Linnets. Other than that not much to report on the migration front today.

Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit

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