Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old Harry

On Corvid duty this morning. Out to Old Harry to see if anything was moving. Arrived at around 08.30 and was greeted by 4 Redpoll moving west.
Quite early on a Peregrine flypast. Click on pic to see more than one generation of coverts

This was followed later by a Juv. Similar markings but everything in brown.

Nearly everything was moving west in off the sea into the brisk westerly wind.
When making landfall many birds pitched up for a while including a pair of Brambling and a Reed Bunt which came in together

Another brief visitor was a Black Redstart which quickly made its way west. A Great Spotted Woodpecker also came down. I wasnt looking at the time but when looked up it appeared to be taking off from the cliff edge before moving west.

Fishing Shags

Vociferous Geeb

This Rock Pipit wasnt bothered by my presence. At one point coming too close to be photographed

Carrion Crow