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Counting period: 07:50 - 08:50
Count type: all species
Weather: wind West1, cloud-cover 5/8, visibility 50000m, temperature 3 ℃, Clear but not very cold and relatively mild in recent weeks; 1016 mb rising
Observers: Stephen Welch

SNSN
Woodpigeon  -  148  Greenfinch  1  -  
Fieldfare  2  -  Siskin  -  1  
Chaffinch  1  -  Linnet  2  -  

Totals: 155 individuals, 6 species, 1:00 hours

Present: Blackbird 5, Redwing 1, Goldfinch 4

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
Comments: Annual visit to look for Woodpigeon movement; very little sign, though a flock of 78 appeared from S c. 8:10hrs, rounded hill and proceeded NE, later scanning SW picked up small groups 10-20 totalling 70 moving NW; maybe did not stay long enough based on Lintrathen count, but it was never going to be a big total! [NE/NW is the "normal" direction here, from hills to lowlands, on 7 previous visits only a very late one 29/11/12 had more moving SW than N] Also 60+ Herring Gull commuting round the hill edge proceeding SW, as usual, and hunting birds were 4 Raven, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine.





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