Over night easterlies with very heavy rain resulted in good conditions for such a movement of birds over Howick this morning.
After checking a woefully quiet moth trap, it became apparent that birds were dropping in around the garden. Its days like these when work seems to get in the way, but I stood on our drive counting from 07.45am - 0815am before the work bell rang....
Redwing 428 ( in groups of up to 80)
Song Thrush 12
All newly arrived from Scandinavia, amazing.
|Lapwings on the move.|
News this evening - Red breasted Flycatcher at Low Newton, Black Redstart Newton Point, Olive backed Pipit Farne Islands.