Friday, 7 October 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - Fri 7th October 2011.

Visible Bird Migration - Friday October 7th 2011
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 1000hrs.
Wind: NW 3mph
Movement: South unless stated.

It never got going and the few birds that where around almost dried up by 0900hrs. Became hardly any wind and blue skies and warm!

Meadow Pipit: 121 (best parties 10s)
Chaffinch: 105 W or E (best parties 6s)
Goldfinch: 63 (all S or SW) (best parties: 15,15,10)
Siskin: 5 W
Linnet: 8
Redpoll: 8
Crossbill: 10 (one party S)
Greenfinch: 7 (3E)
Alba Wagtail: 2
Woodpigeon: 14E
Blackbird: 4W (2,2)
Redwing: 4W
Mistle Thrush: 2W
Blue Tit: 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker: 1W.

Any movement dried up by 0900hrs, so again I walked the full length of Kelker up toward the climbing areas. No activity anywhere along this stretch today.

at 1500hrs went up to Trig Point, just the odd Mipit going through South West and no Thrushes.