Monday, 3 October 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - Mon 3rd October 2011.

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Visible Bird Migration - Monday October 3rd 2011.
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 1000hrs.
Wind: W25mph with strong gust, reducing at 0830 to W15mph
Low Cloud bring visibility down to 30 metre at times then lift at 0900hrs.
Movement: South unless stated.

Todays wind was strong at first and suprised any birds braved it, but they did (only a handful), also two small parties of Redwing, brilliant watching the close to ground contour control. Will probably see a lot of that this week!

Meadow Pipit: 32 (best (7,6,5) all SE
Chaffinch: 93 (best 9,8) mainly W some E
Goldfinch: 44 (best 7,6,5) mainly W
Greenfinch: 6 all W
Siskin: 2
Redpoll: 1
Linnet 50 SE (one party)
Alba Wagtail: 1
Starling: 2W
Stock Dove 2 SW
Common Gull: 2E
Redwing: 8 NW (3,5)
Common Snipe: 3 (one party)