Saturday, 8 October 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - Sat 8th October 2011.REDWING ARRIVALS

Visible Bird Migration - Saturday October 8th 2011.
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0730hrs - 0900hrs
Wind: W 8-10mph and increasing
Movement: South unless stated.

Lightest of drizzle throughout count, but after 0800hrs the low mist started to arrive on Hutton Roof and before long it had completed brought visability down to about 30 yards. Not much then moving, just the odd Chaffinch or two.

Meadow Pipit: 12
Chaffinch: 50 exactly and going W
Starling: 8E
Linnet: 1
Stock Dove: 1
Alba Wagtail: 1
Crossbill: 6 (one party S)
Goldfinch: 6.

later at 0930hrs went up to Trig on Hutton Roof, where it had cleared but before long it was back with more mist. Just odds and sods moving, but did have a party of 6Redwing going over the woodland top (almost touching) in Dalton Crags and they went out in a N direction. Whether these where todays movers or just birds that had been around.

1239hrs: Just informed a few hundred Redwing came into Spurn this morning and now just reported that Redwing parties coming through Oxenhope Nr. Bradford at 1400ft cloudbase. Several parties already recorded, one party at 100 approx.

I had 63 Pink Footed Goose going from Farleton direction West across Moss Lane and just before Hale they turned South and on.

Hutton Roof has remained in a shroud of low cloud all afternoon.