Monday, October 11, 2010


North easterlies meant it was time to go up to the Glebelands end of Ballard to see what was struggling up the hill. It turned out that there were plenty of birds moving, the most numerous being Goldfinch with 748 in 1 hour.

The good thing about the top of Glebelands is that birds are moving up the hill only a few feet off the ground in some cases allowing photographic opportunities. Below are some of the movers.

This Greenfinch was actually taking off from a tree in the garden but thought may as well stick it in here. Oddly of the 2100+ birds that moved through in the hour, only 11 were Greenfinches