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Last two days of Oct vis mig 26th + 30th

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

After a wet and windy day on 25th, conditions improved for some movement for southbound migrants, although a cloudy day and wind from the south-west, the following was recorded.

26th Oct 07.30- 11.30

Chaffinch  58                    Reed Bunting  8

Greenfinch  50                  Mipit  4

Brambling 1                      Skylark 20

Dunnock   1                      Pied Wag  17

Jay  1                                Grey Wag   5

Carrion Crow  3               Starling   450

Jackdaw    18                   Pink-footed Goose 16 >S                                                                    +    50 > S

Woodpigeon  15              Collared Dove  4

Not much on the reserve,6 Goldeneye , 3 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Snipe, 3 Song Thrush and 3 Blackbirds were classed as grounded migrants in the marina bushes and an adw  Med Gull was a white darvic ringed bird which has been seen a few times before LXG a Dutch ringed bird.

30th Oct  07.20- 11.35

Ater several days of very wet and stormy conditions, light SE winds and clear skies, the migration window was once again opened, a lot of birds were missed due to their more coastal movement from our watch point only a small amount of which was recorded.

Chaffinch  413                Reed Bunting  10

Brambling  11                 Skylark   127

Greenfinch  20                Meadow Pipit  80

Linnet    6                         Rock Pipit  1

Siskin  3                           Grey Wag  6

Redwing  95                    Pied Wag   18

Fieldfare  70                    Carrion Crow  4

Mistle Thrush  22            Rook  5

Starling   429                   Jackdaw   51

Woodpigeon  126            Collared Dove  9

A 2ndw Med Gull was only bird of real note on the reserve, 7 Goldeneye, 8 Pochard, a single Snipe and 6 Little Grebe.              

Categories: Seaforth Birding

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