Friday, 2 October 2009



I then joined Mike Collard on Ivinghoe Hills where on the slope to the SE of the Beacon we enjoyed excellent views of a migrant party of 5 COMMON STONECHATS (including two males) and 3 NORTHERN WHEATEARS. One of the latter was a brightly marked GREENLAND WHEATEAR. A RED KITE also passed overhead (Lee Evans)

Earlier, Mike Wallen had spent a very pleasant few hours on the hills this morning. During the first hour and a half on 'migration watch' which was really disappointing for numbers today, a few Siskin, a Redpoll and one Great Spotted Woodpecker arrived. Then two good flocks arrived simultaneously, first was 3 WHITE WAGTAILS which flew through the gap on Steps, affording good views ( from above ! ) and then 4 Mistle Thrush went over.

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