Saturday, 3 September 2011

Visible Bird Migration over Shore Road, Carnforth (3rd Sept 2011)

Sat Sept 3rd 2011
Shore Road, Carnforth, Lancs.
0915hrs - 1045hrs.
Wind: SE 12mph, light rain showers continually up to 1030hrs.
All movement South unless stated.

Swallow: 169 (best parties: 32 and several 20s)
House Martin: 10
Meadow Pipit: 6
Alba Wagtail: 24 (several had landed on the telegraph wires close to a nearby sewage works and all looked very much like either White Wagtail or Juveniles (they were very light grey and with no sign of male Pied among them).
Linnet: 42 (14,4,12,1,5,6)
Mistle Thrush: 42 (one party)
Common Snipe: 1 SE

Above are the results of my monitoring visible migration this morning from Shore Road, Carnforth.

Also yesterday I had a Chiffchaff in full song, and two Willow Warblers which were in the gorse to the Hutton Roof slopes on the Park Wood side... also had a party of Mistle Thrush (40), plus one party of House Martin (18) and several Swallows...