Friday, 29 March 2013

Migration News from Holme

 Another desperate day for bird migration, the easterly winds continue and show no signs of abating. No visible migration from Hunstanton Cliffs since 5th March!

 Today at Holme a few grounded meadow pipits (15) most with the Konick and Dartmoor  ponies, not even a pied wagtail! On the marshes at least five different marsh harriers, little egret, peregrine, ten avocets on the pools and a tree sparrow west (NOA). A sad find today was another dead barn owl on Holme Marsh, the third to have been found dead in as many weeks, the relentless cold easterlies have really effected the barn owls hunting success, two were ringed and may well turn out to be local birds.

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