Saturday, 5 November 2011

Start Point

06:50-12:00. Fresh to strong NW in the car park first thing, Light to moderate N by mid morning with bright conditions.

Vis mig from the car park 07:00-10:00, all headed between west to north except Woodpigeons.
10200 Woodpigeons, most cutting southwest inland on a heading between Slapton to Prawle / Portlemouth, largest flock 2500 +, 4 Swallow, 104 Skylark, 22 Meadow Pipit, 12 alba Wagtail, 27 Starling, 630 Chaffinch, 250 Goldfinch, 16 Siskin, 26 Linnet, 11 Greenfinch, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Bullfinch, 12 Brambling and 3 Reed Buntings. Elsewhere an additional Lesser Redpoll and Grey Wagtail. A few thrushes around eg 15 Redwing and 6 Fieldfare. 5 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and Firecrest in the farm, Chiffchaff down at the light. Flock of c300 Starlings around the mast field.