Friday, 20 August 2010

Dulling down !!


A very warm and muggy southerly wind followed the overnight band of rain and in turn moved on many of the passerine migrants of yesterday as well as an adult male Lesser Grey Shrike in North Norfolk I was all set to go for......

Dave's early morning check of Wilstone revealed nothing more than the continuing BLACK-NECKED GREBE, GARGANEY and two ICELANDIC BLACK-TAILED GODWITS so I thought I would try Steps Hill again. However, that was dire and there was little else of note at other sites either........


Spent several hours mid morning in Inkombe Hole, in the great company of local birder Sally and an ex University lecturer and professional astronomer from North London. It was incredibly quiet, with little sign of yesterday's hive of activity - an adult HOBBY passed through, a juvenile RED KITE lingered and migrants included 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT and 4 Blackcaps. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Bullfinch and 3 Common Kestrels were also noted.

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