Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - 21st September 2011

Visible Bird Migration - Wednesday September 21st 2011- Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
Wind: SW/W 20-22mph with gust to 30
Weater: Dry, 80% Cloud, 20% Blue Sky NW-SE
Movement: West unless stated.

Today was poor with strong blocking Westerley winds, very few Mipits went through and although the Chaffinch did fair better, they also where down in numbers, also it was noted that today all Chaffinches went West/South West, there was none going East with the tailwind. At the moment I think Friday looks perhaps a better day for movement....

Meadow Pipit: 50 (a few South/South East but mainly SW or even W)
Chaffinch: 100 exactly (all W or SW)
Alba Wagtail: 6
Starling: 15E (One party)
Goldfinch: 18
Linnet: 2
Siskin: 1
Swallow: 2NW
Mistle Thrush: 8.