Thursday, 21 October 2010

I'm back!

Wood Pigeons (Russell F Spencer)
Today was an important day. I actually woke up before sunrise (which is what I do every day) but this time I headed out of the house and went to The Scrubs to be greeted by a gorgeous - if cold - sunny day. The visible migration was good with over 700 Wood Pigeons, 80 Fieldfares, 400 Starlings, 30 Redpoll, 20 Chaffinch and a single Siskin.

It was good to get back into the saddle after the emotional turmoil and roller coaster ride I've been on since the appearance of the bird of the century - our first Great Grey Shrike. I have a feeling that because I missed that bird that I will find an amazing rarity at The Scrubs that no one predicted.

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1 comment:

Andy Wakjer said...

Hi David, Thanks for update. I was doing a Vantage Point survey in Linconshire today and had some impressive Wood pigeon passage too with 4375 birds through in 2 hours!