Friday, October 11, 2013

Hunter Hill

Vis Mig from 8.30 until 12 noon
An amazing morning in the NE F5 wind starting with mist and drizzle gradually easing towards 10.00 when it dried up but with the wind gusting still F5
Lots of moving birds - I never knew time could go so fast!
List of movers - >NW unless stated
Pink-footed Goose 8 >N
Anser sp 3
Canada Goose 7
Sparrowhawk 3 >N
Common Buzzard 1 >S at 11.45
Golden Plover 5
L B B Gull 2 >N
Herring Gull 6 >S
Great Black-backed Gull 9 >S
Woodpigeon 65 >S
Meadow Pipit 4
Fieldfare 249
Song Thrush 3
Redwing 3,116 (around 53 groups with the largest one around 260 birds) One group included a totally white bird that stuck out like a sore thumb and was visible even as the group went up the golf course area - (wonderful sight though)
Mistle Thrush 1
Jay 3 >S
Starling 28 >S
Chaffinch 18
Brambling 13 (2 groups - 9 and 4)
Goldfinch 2 >S

Also present nearby
1 G C Grebe on Mixenden Res'r
1 Kestrel
1 Jay
A few corvids and Black-headed and and Common Gulls in the nearby fields

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