Wednesday, 29 September 2010

This week I mostly been...not going to Norfolk for the Many Flycatcher and Vis-migging!

Well over the last few days I chicken out of going to see the Many Flycatcher at Blakeney Point (Actually it would have been quite difficult to see due to my shifts at work!) and instead did a bit more vis-migging at the Mammoth!
So on the Sunday(26/9/10), myself and John Hague over a few hours stood by the Mammoth and saw a good selection of migrating birds. These included small groups of Golden Plovers heading North, the first Redwing of the Autumn counted as it flew South and then via a phone call from Steve Lister around 9.30am telling us of Pink-Feet moving over the county.
Scanning the skies I suddenly then picked up a large Skein of 160+ Pink-Footed Geese flying east over the Soar Valley, GET IN!!
Getting John on to the flock, we tracked the birds as there flew over the Soar valley and slowly lost them as the migrated east towards Rutland airspace and then maybe Norfolk?
After this it went a bit quiet with only a few Meadows Pipits and Swallows noted south, so we decided to try and twitch the very brief Arctic Skua at Cropston Resv which had been reported earlier! But as usual no sign of the bird greeted us on the nearby Charnwood reservoirs!

The totals for the Sunday watch can be seen here:
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