Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Another decent day despite the clear bright blue skies! A Richard's Pipit was picked up on call at 09:30 flying high over the vis watch point at Rossall, it called several times then seemed to latch onto a group of seven Skylarks heading east.

In the early afternoon while checking the farm fields for any geese a raptor was seen being mobbed by Corvids as it flew over Amounderness Way - a Red Kite! After doing a quick u-turn and blocking most of the the road it was lost behind Dead Wood.

The other highlight today was the Ob's latest ever Willow Warbler which was trapped & ringed. It looked like an acredula type on plumage and size.

10 Shelducks east, 17 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Gannet east, 1 Razorbill and 16 Auk sp. east.

Visible migration 
43 Pink-footed Geese south, 7 Wood Pigeons south, 108 Jackdaws south, 7 Rooks south, 11 Carrion Crows south, 63 Skylarks east, 1 Swallow east, 118 Starlings east, 2 Tree Sparrows east, 1 Richard's Pipit east, 7 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Brambling east, 44 Chaffinch east, 4 Goldfinch south and 6 Reed
Buntings south.

Grounded Migrants
10 Goldcrests, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, 25 Redwings and 5 Reed Buntings.

370 Wigeons, 80 Teal, 5 Little Egrets, 1 Red Kite, 600 Lapwings, 34 Black-tailed Godwits, 155 Turnstones, 75 Knots, 160 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank, 600 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Merlin, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets - seen at various sites throughout the day, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats and 4 Twite.

3 Goldcrests, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird and 4 Reed Buntings.
 Cetti's Warbler

Willow Warbler

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