Slow pace migration continues

25th March 2011 – bright and sunny/hazy N1/2/3
Grounded Migrants
A further small movement was evident with grounded birds including: 10 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear and a Redwing amongst an arrival of finches and thrushes. It is especially pleasing to see small numbers of Goldcrest moving through following an almost complete absence in the spring of 2010.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 7 Sand Martin flew north, however Meadow Pipit passage has yet to really kick in with just a further trickle of northbound birds interspersed with a few Pied Wagtail and Jackdaws. Four Collared Doves flew through early morning.
Raptors included 2 Little Owl.