Thursday, 25 October 2012

Richard's pipit, Great Orme

It was a very slow start on the Great Orme this morning with just 4 crossbills and a merlin of note in the first two and a half hours then vis mig picked up dramatically as a weather front moved in with hundreds of birds overflying the limestone pavement headland predominently chaffinches, starlings and blackbirds. Also noted were 70+ fieldfares including one flock of 50, plus good numbers of redwings, greenfinch, meadow pipits and skylarks with at least one brambling, a few redpolls and a couple of mistle thrushes. Then just as I was about to leave a Richard's pipit flew over the car park area calling several times but despite searching wasn't relocated. Pete Alderton had the 2 lapland buntings and snow bunting.

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