Migrants on the move.

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Clive60
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Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:51 pm

Wareham Forest was alive this morning with Willow warblers, Chiffchaff and several Spotted Flycatchers and a brief sighting of a Hobby overhead.
Other commons seen were
Raven
Jay
Buzzards
Sparrowhawk with prey
Stonechats
Dartford Warbler
Green Woodpecker
Tree Creeper
Coal T*ts


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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by kata » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:57 pm

Do starlings migrate Clive?

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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Conifers » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:23 pm

kata wrote:Do starlings migrate Clive?

:mrgreen:
Not all, but a lot do. UK-breeding Starlings are mostly resident, but huge numbers of Starlings from NE Europe arrive in Britain to spend their winter here, before moving back in spring.


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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Conifers » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:42 pm

Couple of Velvet Scoter on migration today . . .
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 am

Scoters are not seen here very often and I have never seen one although I don't go sea watching much.

One of yesterdays Spotted Flys, I couldn't get near them unlike the ones in Morocco last Spring.
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by kata » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks Clive!

Last year the skyline was crammed full of birds all going the same way so I thought they may have been Starlings.

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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:11 pm

Don't usually see Fieldfares here this early but there was a flock feeding on Rowan berries at Arne RSPB today.
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by cordyman » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:57 pm

Clive60 wrote:Don't usually see Fieldfares here this early but there was a flock feeding on Rowan berries at Arne RSPB today.
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by kata » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:35 pm

Great shots Clive, thanks!

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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Conifers » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:45 pm

Lesser Grey Shrike . . . in Northumbs today . . . well lost!
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:19 pm

A few Great Greys around but a Lesser! as you say well lost, should be a long gone by now.
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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Conifers » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:01 pm

Still there today, and it should survive OK as local birders have been putting out mealworms, so no shortage of food for it. It's also been taking lots of dung flies (it's in a cattle field).


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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:01 pm

I imagine the cold(er) weather will force it South as it's more of a warm climate Shrike.


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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Conifers » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:21 pm

Time will tell! It was still there today, but yes, I'd not be surprised if it leaves tonight with the clear sky and cold.


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Re: Migrants on the move.

Post by Clive60 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:56 am

I've seen a lot of photos of it on Birdguides so it must have attracted lots of attention, smart looking bird, I have only seen one once in Cyprus.


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