Friday, 22 October 2010

Vismig - Fri Oct 22nd 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.

Friday October 22nd 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
Wind: W 10-15mph and freshening from SW

General Thrush move NW but also some going in all directions, very patchy today. Thrushes again found it extremely difficult to use their general routes because of the strong W/SW winds and where seen at times to be "flattened" or hugging the ground, and coming in through small gaps etc. Chaffinches now thinning and Greenfinches starting to pick up.

Redwing: 65 (best 20,16,7 W and some SE)
Fieldfare: 1383 (all NW, best parties: 300,140,150,120, 90,60,60, still going through on leaving but patchy and hard to find)
Blackbird: 3W
Chaffinch: 97 (41W all others East best: 5s and 4s)
Greenfinch: 22 (all W, best: 6,6,4)
Woodpigeon: 3S
Siskin: 3S
Meadow Pipit: 2SE (Up here they've become so scarce their now like goldust but better!!)
Long Tailed Tit: 13 party and probably locals.
Starling: Missed the main ex roost flock probably gone high but did have several small parties (eg: 50s or 20s)
Linnet: 1