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Nice bit of vis mig 24th Oct

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Light SE winds with clear northward skies, produce the best visible migration at this time of year, and with more variety in the species involved, todays total as follows.

Vis Mig 07.35-12.00

Chaffinch 234                    Pied Wagtail 19

Greenfinch 22                   Grey Wagtail 9

Brambling 10                    Meadow Pipit 296

Siskin 2                              Rock Pipit 1

Tree Sparrow 16               Skylark 277

Redwing 148                     Yellowhammer 1

Fieldfare 183                     Reed Bunting 20

Song Thrush 5                  Collard Dove 5

Mistle Thrush 6                 Woodpigeon 297

Starling 590                       Pink-footed Goose 40> SE +                                                                               17> E

Jackdaw 172                     Blue Tit 5

Carrion Crow 22               Great Tit 1

Rook 1                               Long-tailed Tit 2

Other birds seen today included a single Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest, while on the fresh water pool, there are now 7 Goldeneye, 7 Pochard and 3 Shoveler, a white darvic ringed 1stw Common Gull was probably a Norwegian bird but the ring number couldn't be read.

Categories: Seaforth Birding

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