Sunday, 2 October 2011

Wembury - quantity not quality

Interesting to see the subtle differences between Soar and Wembury in the composition of migrants today: 150+ Alba wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 400 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Skylark, 300+ Linnet, 20+ Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 7 Siskin, 2 Sparrowhawk and 20+ Yellowhammer.


Quality, almost (Common Darter). Coastal headland far from water after southerlies should really have been a Vagrant Darter but then again, there should have been at least 2 Pallid Harrier!