With the wind switching around to the SW and the bird rich easterlies disappearing as quickly as they arrived, it was a much quieter day today. Vis mig was not helped by low cloud closing in rapidly this morning followed by patchy light rain and drizzle. Migrant Thrush numbers are seemingly falling rapidly as migration tails off though 4 Brambling were seen with a ♂ dropping in along the Top Footpath, and another ♀/1st winter in a garden along Lutley Brook (P.Clement), 2 Common Snipe flew high West at 10.45am.
2 Common Snipe➝W
4 Brambling (1➝W) (1➝N) (2 in)
357 Redwing (247➝S/SW) (77➝W) (4➝N) (9➝E/NE) (20 in)
61 Fieldfare (27➝S/SW) (7➝W) (2➝E) (25 in)
9 Song Thrush (6➝S/SW) (1➝W) (2➝W in)
9 Thrush sp➝SW
14 Meadow Pipit (7➝S/SW) (7 in)
26 alba Wagtail (19➝S) (1➝W) (6 in)
3 Redpoll sp (2➝SW)
11 Siskin (5➝S/SW) (4➝N) (1➝E) (1 in)
1 Red Admiral➝E/SE
First light 16/10/11
A brilliant sunrise through the fractus and the first 'Woodpigs' and Starling packs on the move.
Song Thrush 'dropping out' 16/10/11