Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hawfinch, Stonechat & Great Grey Shrike on Dalton

Shrike showing well, again in Dalton (deforested areas) there up to me leaving at 1300hrs. Told earlier it had been scoped having caught a Lizard. Nothing showing in the "impaling" tree.

Stonechat male showing in usual place to the top right hand corner of Dalton (deforested) as you walk up from Dalton Crags. There is actually a pair and he is constantly chacking.

Migration was really quiet today with only 27 Meadow Pipits going North in 3 hours, compared to the last few days of about 150 averaging over 2 1/2hours. Also: Chaffinch, 3, Redpoll 2, and resident Kestrel and Bumblebees 2.

A bonus on the way back just before heading back down the slope to the Car Park was a calling Hawfinch giving both its heavy call followed by its ticking call and calling for over 3 minutes