Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Vis-migging from the Mammoth

Yesterday morning I did a bit of  Vis-migging (Visible Migration) from the Mammoth at Watermead CP South.
The scores on the doors included the first Meadow Pipits of the autumn moving south. However the highlight of the morning was two"probable" Honey Buzzards which flew south-west over the valley. The first was a dark-phase type at around 9.45am and then another juvenile pale phase type at around 10.15am.
Although most people will think its bollocks to the sightings, but between the sightings I watched the regular Common Buzzards which breed in the area and the two birds looked totally different in shape and jizz to the other Buzzards!
Also I have always wondered why Honey Buzzards are not recorded more in the county, as there seem to breed in nearby counties and regularly recorded on passage? Maybe these birds are just not on Leicestershire's birders radar?
If you want to see the full list of species seen yesterday check out the link for the Trektellen site.
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