Friday, 4th October 2013

The good Autumn run of scarce birds continued today with a supersonic Nuthatch being found in the morning. This is a rare bird here as there is a lack of woodland on the peninsular and it is much rarer than Yellow-browed Warbler for example. It was first heard calling in the cemetery but could not be located and 35 minutes later it was heard in the Mount further along the coast before showing itself in the pines. It then flew out of the Mount gaining height and left high to the SE over the town centre!!

41 Wigeon west, 178 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Guillemot and 1 Razorbill.

Visible Migration
1 Kestrel south, 6 Snipe east, 4 Jackdaws south, 31 Carrion Crows south, 3 Blue Tits high south-east, 6 Swallows south, 6 Mistle Thrushes south, 3 Grey Wagtails south, 34 Alba Wagtails south, 678 Meadow Pipits south, 29 Chaffinch south, 4 Greenfinch south, 55 Goldfinch south, 8 Siskins south, 3 Linnets south and 3 Reed Buntings south.

Grounded Migrants
1 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Nuthatch, 12 Robins, 5 Wheatears and 2 Dunnocks.

400 Wigeon, 6 Pintails, 1 Merlin, 65 Golden Plovers, 600 Lapwings, 23 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Med. Gulls, 60 Goldfinch and 70 Linnets.

3 Blue Tits and 2 Great Tits.

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