Monday, 13 September 2010

Vismig SWALLOWS at Shore Road, Carnforth - Mon 13th Sept 2010

Monday September 13th 2010 - First Hutton Roof 0645am to 0715am, nothing moving on account of strong winds.

Moved over to Shore Lane, Carnforth
0730hrs - 0900hrs
Wind: SW 18mph to gust 25mph
Movement: South unless stated otherwise.

Strong Winds and Heavy persistant rain, closed everything down from 0830hrs and I called it a day at 0900hrs.


Swallow: 199 (40N all others S)
Pied Wagtail: 7
Meadow Pipit: 2
Linnet: 4 (1W 3S)

Starlings now up to 600+ blogging
Lapwings now up to 100+ blogging
Curlews - several came off estuary.
Duck species: a party of 40 came in from East, too far off to confirm, probable size eg: Wigeon!!
Little Egret: 6 (5,1) Local estuary picking
Cormorant: 4 (1,2,1) all came from East.
Goosander: 3 - probably local.