Thursday, September 15, 2022

Soil Hill

A few bits and pieces on Soil Hill from the last couple of days

  • A skein of 177 Pink-footed Geese flew SE this morning, distantly. My first of the autumn on the Hill.
  • Also on the wildfowl front this morning; seven Goosander flew south and three Teal were on the NK Pond.
  • Yesterday a cream-crown Marsh Harrier flew NW extremely high up at around 13:15 in the afternoon. Picked up whilst walking down Bradshaw Lane, but slowly cruised over Soil Hill itself.
  • A Whinchat was on Taylor Lane yesterday as well as Stonechat at the bottom of the North Slope. The day before four Stonechat had been present.
  • Quite a few Chiffchaff recently, with just two Willow Warbler hanging on yesterday, probably the last of the year for me. A single Whitethroat was still present this morning.
  • Reasonable VizMig over the last couple of days as well, with a few House Martin and Swallow heading south, as well as good numbers of Meadow Pipits (79 btw 08:00 – 09:00 this morning).

In total managed 50 species this morning, the full list here;

-Pink-footed Geese
-Marsh Harrier

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