Sunday, 6 November 2011

Nr Hound Tor

Whilst ringing this morning (7 a.m. 'til 1.30), a bare minimum of a thousand Woodpigeon over SW, all relatively high up. Around 300 (of the same birds??) heading NE, all much lower - about tree-top height - in small groups as well. A Great Crested Grebe over southwards as well, which was unexpected. Not much sign of anything else moving, though. Ten or so each of Redwing and Fieldfare around.

Yesterday a smart male Merlin on Exminster Marshes at about 2 pm.