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Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Just a quick update before I head off to Scilly for a week of not scoring Yanks. 3 Viz-Mig sessions on the patch have been great fun. The full totals are viewable on the TREKTELLEN site but nobody could be that sad surely!

Main highlights have included;

Med Gull - 1st W flew W on 8th.
Hobby - 1 S on 10th, a fairly late record.
Brambling - 1 S on 10th.
P F Geese - 92 W on 9th and 3 flocks totalling c160 W on 10th.
Yellowhammer - Singles S on 9th and 10th. Sadly a very scarce patch bird now, 3rd and 4th records for year I think!
Curlew - 1 W on 10th.
G S Pecker - 2 W on 10th. High together calling with 5 Jay!

Added to this are reasonable numbers of Finches (eg 56 Chaffinch S on 10th), Alba Wags,Jays, Woodies and the first winter Thrushes and 5 brief and frustratingly high duck that were probably Pintail......

Will hopefully update from Scilly if anything worth reporting/gripping! There is so much rare on the Azores that either nobody is actually looking on Scilly or it really is crap now! ;)

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