Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Swales Moor

Some massive flocks of Woodpigeons heading >W and >SW this morning between 09:00 and 10:15 with a total in excess of 7,000 birds. All very high heading over in wave after wave with some flocks 300+ strong. Hard to get the scale of it from photos as the flocks are not tightly packed like Starlings and thrushes.

Also a few other moving birds including again mostly >W and >SW
22 Redwings
15 Fieldfare
1 Blackbird
1 Song Thrush
3 Mistle Thrush
27 Chaffinch
3 Greenfinch
2 Sparrowhawks
2 Jays
I probably missed a good few smaller birds whilst concentration on the woodpigs !

If conditions are right in the morning, and maybe the next week or two, there could be another big movement of Woodpigeons early on (?)


Brian Sumner . said...

The joys of vis migging. All snooked past to the west of me today.

Andrew Huyton said...

Got nothing early on between 7:30 and 8:20 and I mean nothing!! Same so far this morning 🤔😞