On the 19th of October Tammo did some counting there, and in just a two hours of counting (10-12) he had 22 Buzzards and 11 Sparrowhawks. Not a bad result for a two-hour count.
Four migrating Buzzards (Buteo buteo), Rammelwaard by Tammo.
Also see his weblog: http://www.natuurveluwe.blogspot.com
The next day (20 october) we stood there from 9:15 till 12:15. During these three hours we experienced massive migration!
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One of the two migrating Great Grey Shrikes (Lanius excubitor)!
Many groups of Skylarks (Alauda arvensis) passed by.
Here are 3 of the 15 Great White Egrets (Ardea alba) that passed by.
Today (the 27th of October) I decided to go to the Rammelwaard again. Yesterday good numbers of Cranes already passed through the Netherlands and I gave myself the best chance along the IJssel, so why not!
It was really cold (-2 when I left) with quite a strong wind from the north, not ideal when you're travelling 20km on a scooter.. Anyway, arriving at the Rammelwaard, there was little migration. There were many thrushes present however, especially 100s of Fieldfares.
From 9:45-12:15 I counted 19 migrating Buzzards and 6 migrating Sparrowhawks. I also saw, 1 Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, a Redpoll sp, 30 Tundra Bean Geese and many other common migrants/birds.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Wood Pigeons (Columba livia) with some Stock Doves (Columba oenas)
Group of Fieldfares (Turdus pilaris)
Male Sparrowhawk (Accipter nisus), passing by low overhead.
For more see Tammo's blog: http://www.natuurveluwe.blogspot.com