Saturday, 2 October 2010

Lutley Wedge 02/10/10 07.10am (8°c) Bright/sunny, scattered high cloud 5/8 Wind S F2

Finches were again moving this morning with 11 Redpoll flying south including a flock of 6 (looking at record photographs of these birds, they all appeared to be Lesser Redpoll) also 6 Siskin flew south. A number of late House Martins flew >S/SW, and there were the first signs of Starling passage with two small groups flying through heading West. Redwings were again pretty thin on the ground with only 3 flying North, and the only other sign of probable continental migrants were 2 Song Thrush flying over. Other highlights included 1 Common Gull (never common at Lutley!) flying over the Top Footpath heading East, and 2 Cormorants >W/SW.   

Visible Migration 07.10-11.40am :-
3 Redwing >N
2 Song Thrush >SW (1 dropped out) 
3 Mistle Thrush >SW
144 Meadow Pipit >S/SW
25 alba Wagtail >S/SW
1 Grey Wagtail >S
77 House Martin (66 >S/SW)
23 Swallow (9 >S)
2 Chiffchaff
28 Starling >W
2 Cormorant >W/WSW
53 Chaffinch (21 >W) (27 >S/SW)
1 Reed Bunting >S
10 Lesser Redpoll (2 >SSE) (7 >S)
6 Siskin >S
59 Goldfinch >S/WSW
1 Common Gull >E 
59 B.H.Gull >W/SW
24 L.B.B.Gull

Also seen :-
7 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
Sunrise and Waning Crescent Moon Lutley Wedge 2/10/10

Redpoll Lutley Wedge 2/10/10  

Redwing and Mistle Thrush Lutley Wedge 2/10/10

Common Gull flying >East Lutley Wedge 2/10/10

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Another good crop of Migrants Craig. All I get are mipits and hirundines :-)