Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Visible Bird Migration at Hutton Roof - Wed 19th October 2011

Visible Bird Migration - Wednesday October 19th 2011
Hutton Roof, Cumbria.
0700hrs - 0900hrs
Wind: W 8-10mph, very bright after 0830hrs
Movement: South unless stated.

Today never got going, not many thrushes, just stuff that came through in the first half hour and then stopped completely. Nice to see a Merlin. Disturbed a Snipe whilst walking across Hutton Roof.

Fieldfare: 146 NW (best: 40,20,20)
Redwing: 45 NW (best: 30)
Blackbird: 2 NW
Chaffinch: 105 (Mainly W but a lot went E)
Greenfinch: 14 W (best 6)
Goldfinch: 5
Linnet: 1 W
Alba Wagtail: 1
Meadow Pipit: 16
Woodpigeon: 16 all SW
Merlin: 1 SW
Redpoll: 1 W
Siskin: 1
Common Snipe 1