Thursday, 7 October 2010

Vismig - Thr Oct 7th 2010 - Hutton Roof Cumbria & Hunting Hill, Carnforth, Lancashire

Thr Oct 7th 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
Wind: SE 10-12mph and decreasing.
All movement East unless stated otherwise.

Still plenty of Chaffinches on the move, also a Coal Tit, arrived and came down in the small tree alongside.

Alba Wagtail: 5 (2NW)
Chaffinch: 156 (56W all others East) (best parties: 18,10,8,7,7)
Meadow Pipit: 43 all East
Mistle Thrush: 2W
Blackbird: 6W
Reed Bunting: 1W
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 1E
Siskin: 2S
Linnet: 2
Redpoll: 2
Coal Tit: 1
Starling: 195 all East (50,30,30,6,15,3,5,12,10,12,3,5,3,1) probably ex roost at Leighton Moss)

then had to go to be family chauffeur, but did manage another hour later but at:

"Hunting Hill" Near Shore Road, Carnforth, Lancashire.
Wind: SE 5mph
very bright with little cloud.
All movement South unless stated otherwise.

Hard to pick out birds in clear sky, and some very high, heard plenty but hard to find them. But still regular trickles of birds even at leaving.

Alba Wagtail: 10 (singles or pairs.
Meadow Pipit: 69 (best parties: 8,8,6,5,5)
Chaffinch: 41: (best 3s or 2s)
Linnet: 7 (5,2)
Skylark: 11 (4,3,1,1,2)
Redpoll: 2
Goldfinch: 14 (2,12)
Greenfinch: 1
Starling 1W (and many not counted probably local)
Siskin: 2

Sparrowhawk: caught a passerine closeby...