Tuesday, 7 September 2010

vismig SWALLOWS & YELLOW WAGTAILS at Shore Road, Carnforth - Tues Sept 7th 2010

Tuesday September 7th 2010 - Vismig at Shore Lane, Carnforth, Lancashire and later at Havelock near Capernwray.

0730hrs-0830hrs at Shore lane, Wind: SE 7mph. Heavy rain overnight, cloud clearing on arrival to blue skies and warming up.

Meadow Pipit: 27 Total: 3SW,2,2,4,2,2,2,5,3,2.all SW
Yellowhammer: 1 calling from bushes on arrival.
Yellow Wagtail: 2SW, a pair.
Lapwing: 30 plus probably local with additionals joining.
Linnet: 20 probably locals.
SWALLOW: 272 total in one hour. largest parties 40,30,25. Most of the birds went East, ENE or North.
House Martin: 26 total, 9SE, 2, 15, also many blogging nearby Sewage Works - not counted.
Sand Martin: 1SW
Common Snipe: 6 total: 2,4 to South.
Greenfinch: 2SW.
Goldfinch: 16 total: 93w,1s,4sw,2ne.
Pied Wagtail: 12 total, 1 south all others west (Why do they go West? I have noticed this also from Hutton Roof!!
Little Egret 1sw probably local.
Dunlin or similar sized wader: 1 South
Stock Dove: 1SW.

Conifer Woodlands Across from Havelock House, Near Capernwray. Lancs. 1000hrs - 1100hrs.
Swallow: 14 all SE
House Martin: 35 (30,5, all nw)
Meadow Pipit: 4 (3,1se)
Goldfinch: 6e,
Red Admiral Butterfly 1S