After strong overnight northerly winds an unexpected large movement of Redwings occurred today. The birds were coming from the west & south-west then heading east and turning south-
east down the peninsular; in total 6,545 were recorded .Other 'vis' highlights today included a large movement of Pink-footed Geese, the majority flying south at high altitude, plus the first Whooper Swans, Fieldfares, Brambling and Snow Bunting of the Autumn.
2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese west, 21 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser east, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Guillemot west, 2 Razorbills west and 23 Auk sp. west.
5 Whooper Swans south, 1,738 Pink-footed Geese south, 1 Barnacle Goose south with Pinkies, 6 Magpies south-east, 23 Jackdaws south, 26 Skylarks east, 3 Fieldfares south-east, 4 Song Thrushes south-east, 6,545 Redwings east/south-east, 3 Grey Wagtails south, 11 Alba Wagtails south, 42 Meadow Pipits south, 75 Chaffinch south, 1 Brambling south, 19 Greenfinch south, 6 Goldfinch south, 3 Siskins east, 12 Linnets south and 1 Snow Bunting west.
6 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackbirds, 6 Song Thrushes, 4 Wheatears and 1 Siskin.
250 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Barn Owl.