Sunday, 25 September 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - 25th September 2011

(This morning's skyscape photo at 0730hrs - Hutton Roof)

Visible Bird Migration - Sunday September 25th 2011
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 1130hrs.
Wind: SSW 8-12mph then S, Dry 50% Cloud 50% Clear.
Movement: South unless stated.

A far better day, not breaking any pots, but a "steady" plodding sort of morning, with a nice mixture.
Several medium to large Mipit parties, took to be earlier blogging parties from afar North. Skylarks showing well. Goldfinches seemed to be everywhere. Greenfinches all individuals going East.

Meadow Pipit: 610 (all S or SW or SE)
Chaffinch: 292 (90% W 10% E)
Greenfinch: 19 (18E and 1W)
Linnet: 20
Goldfinch: 96S some W & some E
Reed Bunting: 4SW
Alba Wagtail: 21 (one without tail)
Siskin: 20 minimum (lots of parties heard but not seen)
Redpoll: 2W
Starling: 5E
Swallow: 78 (mainly S some NW)
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 3 (2W 1E)
Skylark: 34 (best party 8,5,5,4)
Common Snipe: 1W
Mistle Thrush: 2W
also Willow Warbler: 1