Wednesday 26 March 2014

Migration check...

Today saw a check of the edge of the Marlborough Downs to see if there are any birds migrating. Very interesting it was too. There were fieldfare and redwing heading north east back to the Continent to their breeding grounds, as well as meadow pipits and linnets heading south west. Now this did initially surprise me as I would have been expecting them to move north, but I think its because these are birds that breed on Salisbury Plain, so a sort of mini-migration. Interesting stuff!

Perhaps the highlight though was a splendid immature red kite that drifted north below me. NA

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