Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cold Edge/Ogden

Tried for vis mig again this morning for nearly 2 hrs but light drizzle in among and a strong gusting wind on the tops made it difficult to pick birds up so tried at a lower elevation with a little improvement - all birds >W or SW
85 Meadow Pipit
28 Swallow
18 Goldfinch
5 Chaffinch
1 Lesser Redpoll
5 House Martin
8 unidentified finches

I gather from BS and AH that there was much better signs of movement looking to the east, probably with birds taking a more sheltered route >S (??)


Andrew Huyton said...

I think you're right Dave. All the birds I had in half an hour before work were tracking SE. There was a very definite weather system to the north west which you were probably under.
57 mipits
14 swallow
5 Golden plover
2 Siskin
1 grey wagtail

But many more birds moving over ploughcroft area which were out of range id wise.

Brian Sumner . said...

Ringby would have been an ideal spot this morning with all my Mipits heading in that direction.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Where do you watch from Andrew ?

Andrew Huyton said...

Literally the garden at work on the business park on club lane. Arriving at work earlier than I used to and found it a great way to start the day.

Brian Sumner . said...

A good spot there Andrew, you should catch the birds heading >S through the Causeway Foot col.