Saturday, 6 November 2010

Vismig - Sat Nov 6th 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria. WHOOPERS & BULLFINCH

Sat Nov 6th 2010 - Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 1100hrs
Wind: Light Westerley 5mph.

Nice Bullfinch party (which such similarities to Siskin flight calls!!), Some other passerines with unusual calls - need to listen to my cd's. Waxwings Moving with Starling ex roost party, I clearly heard their drawn out "trilling" has they went past. And Whoopers! Missed lots of finches including: Brambling, Siskin and Redpoll together with Greenfinch and Chaffinch which I could hear clearly were in parties, but too high to find.

Fieldfare: 411 mainly SW, but some SE (10 proper parties, best: 120,60,40,40,30)
Redwing: 15 (10SW,1SW,2E,2E)
Chaffinch: 198 (39NE all others SW)
Greenfinch: 30 (3NE all others SW)
Redpoll: 9SW (3,2,2,2)
Goldfinch: 4SW (2,2)
Meadow Pipit: 8 Mainly SE (1NE all others SE)
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 2 (1NE, 1SW)
Blackbird: 4 SE
Woodpigeon: 32 (9SE, 8SW,10W,5)
Siskin: 7 (1,2,2,2)
Starlings: 94W (starting coming through at 1000hrs 60W,14W,20W) also had well over 20,000 came over ex roost this morning split into large parties East over a period of one hour. Also with one close party had trilling birds which could well have been Waxwing.
Bullfinch: 6 NE (a good record for here).
Mistle Thrush: 1W
Brambling: 4 W (2,2)
Whooper Swan: 6 SW (One party 0905hrs)
Jackdaw: 13 (9SW,4E) looked like movers, but difficult, we have hundreds of Jacks here all the time.
Reed Bunting: 1SW