Monday, 24 October 2011

Lutley Wedge 24/10/11 07.55am (12°c) Cloudy and windy (SE) F3/4

'Starlings Surge'
A virtually finch free morning in a strong SE wind other than a few Siskin and Redpoll moving though Woodpig's ploughed on regardless, most contouring low and S/SW and there was a slight upturn in numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare moving. Starlings were the big movers however with packs flying through from first light heading through low across the wind followed by some large high flocks later coming in from the E/NE.
Visible Migration:-
1,045 Starling ➝W (largest flock 180)
173 Redwing (141➝S/SW) (largest flock 26)
88 Fieldfare (77➝S/SW) (10➝W) (1 in) (largest flock 38)
518 Wood Pigeon➝S/SW
7 Siskin (6➝SW) (1➝W)
5 Redpoll sp➝S
3 alba Wagtail➝S
A fiery rise into obscurity! 24/10/11

Redwing 24/10/11

Early Starling 'packs' low, to a high wave of Sturnus! 24/10/11

1 comment:

Jason K said...

That's an impressive movement of Starlings through Lutley Craig. I noticed yesterday a couple of flocks of 100+ Starling heading West over Shenstone