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Thu 17th September 2009

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 5:25 PM

birds : During September one hopes for some easterly winds to bring in a few drift migrants, but doesn't expect a week and a half of non-stop NE'erly gales. It is getting a bit ridiculous now, and it's not as if loads of rarities have been piling in. A Whinchat and 4 Wheatear were literally clinging onto Fort Hommet Headland today for dear life. The oddest report I received was yesterday, of a very large bird dead in a hedge at Capelles - perhaps a bird of prey. But by the time I got there the corpse had been taken away and all I could find were some feathers, some of which were indeed very large. I wouldn't know where to start identifying a species just from a few feathers, but here are a few snaps of them (I'm not 100% that they all are from the same bird, but they were all in the same bit of hedge).

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C.S.I. Guernsey - Roadkill Dept.

Categories: 2009 Autumn