Thursday, 21 October 2010

Vismig Thr Oct 21st 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.

Thr October 21st 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0715hrs - 1130hrs
Wind: SW 8-10mph, freshening all the time to SW 15-20mph

Thrushes very patchy, started off OK and would have been good but for the strong winds. Most coming through the gap which seems to come from around "Newbiggin Crags" (ex Lune Valley) and then across Farleton/Holme Park, to NW. Also a party of 200 seen to be "blocked" at what looked like Dalton/Priest Hutton area, and making perhaps 30 or 40 attempts to carry on NW but being blown back every time and eventually they would go back on themselves to a North in a loop over Hutton Roof and down to Newbiggin before then coming up again and getting through over Farleton/Holme Park Crags to the NW. I saw this happen several times with different parties. Best party 600 Fieldfare.

Redwing:209 (mainly W to SW) (best parties: 40,25,25,25,20)
Fieldfare: 3124 (38 proper parties, best: 600, 200, 200,200,170, 100,120,100)
Chaffinch: 141 (81W others E)
Goldfinch: 19 (all W best party 9)
Siskin: 5 (4E and 1SW)
Woodpigeon: 335 (Mainly W some E) best party: 80,70,50,30)
Greenfinch: 42 (all W, best 11,6,4,4)
Skylark: 2W
Meadow Pipit: 1
Cormorant: 1W