Saturday, October 18, 2008

VisMig


Bit of a cheat - sky on Thursday morning

Looked like the morning for a bit of VisMig from the doorstep - in charge of the offspring and various jobs to do - west south west, seemed a bit strong but I was greeted by 3 Redwings struggling west as I stepped outside. It was all a bit stop-go probably because the cloud kept building up at the head of the dale and putting them off (so good few went east too). It was quite encouraging to start with, dribs and drabs and then a low fast twenty, the occasional Greenfinch too. I tried from up the hill a way but drew a blank. Two geese got past me high and I couldn't id them. Two decent flocks came off the moor and a distant flock of finches. Two Pink-feet went north and then a Sparrowhawk west and then a flock of 7 Blackbirds with some Redwing in their wake. In the end an hour and a half produced Redwing 243W and 21E; Blackbird 7W, Greenfinch 5W and finch sp about 20W.

Borrowby Pink-feet (most of)

Later at Borrowby 200 Pink-feet came in from the west high and then coasted north and there were 2 Redwing and a Brambling. (Just remembered heard a Brambling as I put out the Little Bunting bait on Friday at home.)

2 comments:

Boulmer Birder said...

Little Bunting bait! Like it. I do that too...

Alastair said...

I live in hope, after all it worked for Tim Melling ....