Friday, 29 October 2010

Vismig - Fri Oct 29th 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.

Friday October 29th 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
Wind: South 25-35mph

Extreme wind and freshening, the majority of the birds (thrushes) did manage to cut to the West, odd parties where coming down to rest and then setting off again with difficulty and at times looking like "confetti" by being blown to all directions. The nearby shooting party never help either by only adding to what looked like "great confusion".

Fieldfare: 552W (19 parties - best: 40,60,60,150,100,30)
Redwing: 79SW (9 parties - best 30,20)
Greenfinch: 10W (all pairs or singles)
Chaffinch: 72 SW (all South West - best 9,6,5)
Blackbird: 1 SW
Sparrowhawk: 1
Starling: thousands ex roost and tumbling at high speed to the East.
Skylark: 1SW
Siskin: 1SW
Goldfinch: 2