6:45 – 8:30 am Temp : 11°c Wind: SSW 10mph / gusts 15mph 1011.4hPa
A cloudy and blustery first meeting of the Autumn, with plenty of peregrines and a trickle of passerine passage.
Lots of black-headed gulls moving into town first thing, mainly via Brunel Lock side of New Cut and Floating Harbour. Gorge peregrine on the Wills Tower just before sunrise, then in flight e-chupping and between Clifton Cathedral and Christchurch just after sunrise. Town peregrine pair on Castlemead, then after mobbing by large group of crows (one of which attacked by tiercel) first record of female peregrine perched on the very top of the tower.
Grey wagtail 1 W
Alba wagtail 11 W
Meadow pipit 26 SW
Swallow 33 S
Lots of local greenfinch movement, with some potentially on passage.
Thanks Sam, Alex, Liz and Brenda
Saturday 29/09/12 7:00-9:00 7°c W 7 / 12mph 1016.7hPa
Saturday morning solo watch very similar to Friday with mips heading SSW and albas WSW. Fewer swallows. Clearer and less blustery.
Meadow pipit – 49 SW / SSW (largest group 15)
Alba wagtail – 24 W/WSW (1s & 2s then group of 14)
Swallow – 9 S
House martin – 4 S
group of 15 passage finch sp. distant moving west
8:15 60+ carrion crows on Castlemead
8:30 9 crows mobbing peregrine on Clifton Cathedral