Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rillage Point to Watermouth

Early this morning: fairly quiet for migration with a cold on-shore NW wind. About 90 Linnets and 35 Goldfinches in small flocks, plus 10 Meadow Pipits, 5 Swallows, 1 Pied Wagtail and 1 calling Tree Pipit – all heading WNW along the coast and/or out to sea. Just 2 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs & 1 Blackcap in the scrub.

Has anyone else read the entry for 31 March on Portland Bill Observatory's newsblog? Looking through the entries in Devon Bird News, it doesn't look as if this mega fall was reflected in Devon; shows how localised these things are.