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Still missing out 18th Oct

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

A mostly cloudy morning produced only a slight passage of overhead migrants, conditions haven't been perfect yet, either too much cloud to the north or rain first thing halting any possible movement.


There are quite a few good birds turning up in the north-west with a few Yellow-browed Warblers on the Wirral, Anglesey, North Wales and north Lancs, and even a Pallas's Warbler in Knott-end, but we seem to be missing out, with the closest i've been to a good bird here at Seaforth was the probable Barred Warbler that refused to give itself up.

Vis Mig 07.45 - 11.30


Chaffinch - 128                           Grey Wagtail - 4

Greenfinch - 18                           Pied Wagtail - 4

Goldfinch - 38                              Skylark - 40

Siskin - 7                                      Mipit - 43

Dunnock - 1                                 Reed Bunting - 8

Mistle Thrush - 1                        G.S.woodpecker - 1

Song Thrush - 2                          Starling - 69

Jackdaw - 15                               Carrion Crow - 5

Jay - 1

Jay over Seaforth NR 18th Oct 2012


At least 2 Chiffchaff still about in the bushes, with 2 Blue, 2 Great and 3 Long-tailed Tits, a single Blackbird, and 4 Dunnock and 15 Robin.

Female Goldeneye Seaforth NR 18th Oct 2012


Just one Adw Med Gull noted amongst the gulls and small numbers of waders due to high water levels on both pools.

Bar-tailed Godwit Seaforth NR 18th Oct 2012

Curlew Seaforth NR 18th Oct 2012

Curlew Seaforth NR 18th Oct 2012

Categories: Seaforth Birding

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