Saturday, 23 October 2010

Vis migging this week: Fieldfares Galore!!

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I was once again on the Mammoth viewpoint for a bit of vis-migging.
The outstanding highlight of these two days was the passage of Fieldfares down the Soar Valley. On the Wednesday 2291 Fieldfares passed down the valley between 9.00am and 11.45am, and then the next day another 1760 birds passed through between 8.30am and 11.30am.
Other highlights on the two days included a skein of 120 Pink-footed Geese flying over Leicester on the Wednesday and a notable movement of Finch species through the valley on the Thursday which included at least three Bramblings!
The full account of what was seen over the two days is logged at the trektellen website here:
http://www.trektellen.nl/trektelling.asp?telpost=810&site=0&land=5&taal=2&datum=20101020
and here: http://www.trektellen.nl/trektelling.asp?telpost=810&site=0&land=5&taal=2&datum=20101021
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