Sunday, 10 October 2010

Lutley Wedge 10/10/10 07.30am (12°c) Grey, misty with low cloud, clearing later. Windy NE/E F3-4

An excellent day of 'vis mig' with the first real influx of Redwings, with flocks of birds streaming through South early on, followed later by more Redwing flocks coming in high from the East and heading West. Starlings were also moving West in good numbers for the first time this autumn and other highlights included a single Ring Ouzel and Brambling flying SE and 7 Golden Plover heading East.  The influx of Coal Tits continued with 3 birds flying over the Top Footpath heading E/SE and dropping into the hedgerow briefly. Presumably these are dispersing British Coal Tits rather than 'Continental race' birds, but where there all coming from and going too is anyones guess!

Visible Migration 07.30-12.30pm
7 Golden Plover >E
845 Redwing (445 >S/SE) (400 >SW/W/WNW)
16 Song Thrush (7 >S/SE) (4 >W/NW) 
1 Ring Ouzel >SE
16 Swallow >S  
114 Meadow Pipit >S
937 Starling >W/SW
31 alba Wagtail (27 >S/SW)
1 Grey Wagtail >W/NW
1 Brambling >SE
1 Redpoll sp >S
5 Siskin (2 >NW) (3 >S/SW)
21 Goldfinch >S
2 Reed Bunting (1 >S) (1 >W)
3 Coal Tit >E/SE

also present :- 100+ Linnet. 1 Chiffchaff

 Finally breaking through the low! cloud Lutley Wedge 10/10/10

Redwings and Song Thrush Lutley Wedge 10/10/10

Coal Tit flying ESE!  Lutley Wedge 10/10/10

          Swallow Lutley Wedge 10/10/10

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

how the hell do you get a photo of a flying Coal Tit ? !!!