Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - 28th September 2011

Visible Bird Mirgration - Wednesday September 28th 2011
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 0930hrs.
Wind: Westerley 8mph, dry and sunny with blue skies.
Movement: S unless stated.

Today was OK with lots of movement, eg: Greenfinches starting up, Lots of Siskin and also seven parties missed. Another Redwing call, and a Chiffchaff singing away in the bush at my side about 4 metres away from me. 95% off all the below count was coming through in the first hour and by 0800hrs things started to go quiet, just trickles over the next hour and a half.

Meadow Pipit: 296 (best parties: 30, 17, 10s)
Chaffinch: 281 (best parties: 11s,10s) 41E all others W.
Siskin: 72 minimum, lots missed eg at least 7 parties. (Mainly S but some W)
Greenfinch: 23 E or W
Goldfinch: 37 some S,E,W.
Redpoll: 12 SW
Linnet: 3
Reed Bunting: 4
Alba Wagtail: 7
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 1W
Skylark: 12 (8,4,4)
Redwing: 1 at least possibly more - heard only.
Blue Tit: 5

also Chiffchaff: 1