Friday, 30 September 2016

MIpit Madness 1780 ( aprox) in 3 hours

From 7.15 to 10.15 the skies were alive with Meadow Pipits , there were small groups on the cricket pitch , on the fences on the walls and as I walked through the fields they were popping up and flying south calling loudly. I have long awaited a big Mipit day as I have read about them many times . At one point I reckoned on 15 per minute for an hour ..they were every where. Also a Wheatear , Pied Wags , 6 + 23 lapwing , 1 Snipe  , 4 Redpoll , 100 + Goldfinch ,  Linnets and 7 Swallows might have been the last here. Mistle Thrush , Song thrush and one Bullfinch high north  made for a hectic morning......Pinks and Redwings next , Fieldfare and Starlings then Woodpigs and Whoopers  ...and who knows what else...

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Glad you finally got the Big Mipit Day experience Andy, mind blowing or what !
A good count and not easy on your own, probably nearly same again got past you at different heights and distance.
Soon be counting winter thrushes now, another mind blower.