Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Visible Migration over Shore Road, Carnforth (7th Sept 2011)

Wed Sept 7th 2011 – Shore Road, Carnforth.
0745hrs – 0845hrs
Wind: Westerley 20/25mph with gust to 35
All movement South unless stated.
95% Cloud. Kept dry throughout count.

Still very poor counts, and Linnet was probably the best of the count.

Swallows: 34 (best party 12)
House Martin: 8
Linnet: 29 in small parties, and another 45 blogging
Meadow Pipit: 2
Alba Wagtail: 3
Goldfinch: 2W

Also local: 2 Little Egret, 5 Cormorant, Kestrel, Curlews, Lapwings, Starlings.

Also there is currently a Siskin alert – this mail below came from Clive McKay (Vismig/Trektellen coordinator UK) through vismig earlier:

“Provisional total for Siskins this morning at Carnoustie (Scotland) an incredible 2,130. Flock after flock right through the morning”.