Monday, September 21, 2009

Red for danger

With the winds being in the East for the past ten days or so expectations have been high for some good migrant action but the lack of any precipitation has prevented any sort of widespread fall taking place, instead birds have trickled in and then filtered down the coast or off inland. Buckton has been quiet despite some good coverage on the better looking days.
I thought the situation had changed on Saturday evening when arriving on site rather jaded after losing to our city neighbours 3-2, I put up a single net in the cliff top dell and the first two birds caught were a Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher. Sadly except for a calling only Yellow-browed Warbler in the sycamores near the village pond early on Sunday morning the situation deteriorated with few other migrants. This is contrast to Spurn which appeared to host a good number of scarce birds and no doubt a few more birders !
I will take my chances - it only takes one good bird !

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