Friday 1 October 2010

Wind Beneath My Wings

Quite a fitting post title i think. It is seriously wild up here at the moment, so birding was quite a challenge. Winds this evening are touching 70mph and it sounds like the roof is going to come off! As for the poor birds when they have been visible they have been buffeted around like bits of paper. But they forecast a much calmer day tomorrow, thank god. Patch was fairly productive without being too spectacular. A female Sparrowhawk was a patch year tick, a Yellow-browed Warbler was new as was a Wood Pigeon, a Sedge Warbler was in the iris beds in front of the house along with 1 of 2 Whinchat. Finch's ruled the numbers with 30+ Brambling, 10+ Chaffinch and 3 Siskin. The rest was made up of 5+ Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Dunnock and 2 Redwing. Most surprising sight was 2 Red Admirals around patch. A couple of Fieldlfare were the first of the autumn on isle other than that is was as you were.

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