Monday, 3 September 2012

Visible Bird Migration at Shore Rd, Carnforth - Mon 3rd September 2012

Monday 3rd September 2012.
Shore Road, Carnforth, Lancs.
Wind: 9mph WSW
Movement: South unless stated otherwise.

First day for me and obviously good signs of hirundine passage starting. Can't get there earlier, but all gone quiet by 10.30hrs. Probably stay with Shore Road for a while until after the "hirundine passage" and then back up to Hutton Roof.

Swallow: 289 (best parties 30,30,20,20) 90% South 10% East following River Keer.
House Martin: 20 one party direct South.
Meadow Pipit: 24 (best 5, other pairs and singles)
Alba Wagtail: 24 (best party 6)
Linnet: 51 (best parties 30,10)
Greenfinch: 6
Goldfinch: 10 (best 5)
Skylark: 1
Chaffinch: 1
Reed Bunting: 5 (one party 4)
Siskin: 1
Marsh Harrier: 1S
Kestrel: 1S

Curlew: 2W
Bar Tailed Godwit: 1W
Starlings: Regular small groups probably local.
Cormorant: 3 (all singles W at various times)
Lapwing: 71W (30,40,1)
Canada Goose: 40 E (one party)
BHG: coming through W all the time but one party 60
Common Gull: 150 all in one party W
Woodpigeon: 2S