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BIRD REPORT

V I S I B L E M I G R A T I O N IN T H E L O W E S T O F T LOWESTOFT

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January. 17th—at Southwold Fieldfares and Redwings were passing southward continuously between 1400 and 1500 hours. 17th, 18th, 19th—many hundreds of Fieldfares and Redwings passing southward over Pakefield : on each day the first movement was observed between 0700 and 0730 hours, and the last between 1615 and 1630 hours ; heaviest movement was between 1100 and 1330 hours, when some of the flocks numbered over 200 birds. Numerous flocks of Linnets and other finches also passed south during this period. On the night of the 16th/17th, the wind became W. to N.W. and of gale force, with a sharp drop in temperature to well below freezing point. February. 27th—at least 500 Skylarks had congregated on high land at Oulton. March. lOth—a small flock of Rooks flew out to sea at Pakefield, but returned. 27th—Linnets, Chaffinches and Tree Sparrows in fair numbers on Lowestoft Denes. 31st—c. 50 Rooks and Jackdaws flew very high out to sea in a S.E. direction over Ness Point. April. 4th—Redwings in fair numbers and an occasional Blackbird were heard at night passing E. over Corton, and again on the nights of 7th and 12th over Lowestoft and Corton. 19th—seven Fieldfares flew out at Corton, 0730 hours. 23rd to 26th—Redwings particularly numerous in the North Coastal area. June. 28th—a steady stream of Swifts, numbering several hundreds, passed S.S.W, along the coast at Lowestoft between 0815 and 1000 hours. Wind was from S.S.W, and none were seen Aying in any other direction. August. 21 st—two Wheatears, a Red-backed Shrike and a Pied Flycatcher on Lowestoft Denes. September. 4th—Meadow Pipits numerous at Kessingland and Benacre Denes. At Lowestoft Denes, 7th—Yellow Wagtails numerous, a few Pied Wagtails and Meadow Pipits, one Wheatear and one Pied Flycatcher. 8th—in addition some Greenfinches, Skylarks and Linnets. lOth and 12th—Wheatears had increased to well over 20. 16th—c. 40 Meadow Pipits and 30 Tree Sparrows.

Suffolk Bird Report for 1955  
Suffolk Bird Report for 1955