Matt Bruce on behalf of the ‘Next Generation Birders’.
1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Migration’ (in relation to birds)
The first thing I think of when I hear the word migration definitely depends upon the season. Spring brings to mind the first Hirundines and Warblers of the year, the excitement of hearing the first Willow Warblers and Swifts! Autumn is all about the Wader passage with any muddy field having the possibility of migrating Waders dropping in. The geese and thrushes are not bad either, coming in to spend the winter here in their thousands, flying over head, often heard before they are seen, it is pretty impressive.
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Migration, I think, inspires more people to become birdwatchers (and hopefully readers of Bird Watching), than any other single aspect of our pastime.
Monday 18th August 2014
Migration/sea-watch 06.15-11.15, 18.00-20.45. A changeable day with sunshine and heavy showers with a force 4 -1 N-SW wind.
Some reasonable passage over the sea, although not as good as expected, on the move were 5 Teal, 11 Common Scoter, 62 Fulmar, 1 So...
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