Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reva Hill.... mipits blogging 23-09-2009

Have visited Reva Hill this afternoon and recorded the following;

4 Snipe flushed, Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Skylark, 100 plus Meadow Pipit, a few Grouse & Pheasant.

I found my visit interesting because of the number of Meadow Pipits. The site may be on a migration route as the pipits well out numbered the breeding population there five fold. Also, one Snipe flushed was on the top of Reva Hill ie not in a wet/damp area so was it resting up during a movement?




This ties in with our vis count today at Oxenhope when we had a very big broad front surge of mipits south from c 0945 onwards at least until we left at c1100hr your birds would undoubtably have dropped out of the migration later on to rest and feed up.

Our Oxenhope report will be posted as soon as poss, when I have time to do it!



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