Monday, 5 October 2020

5th October

Very busy viz mig early morning with thousands of finches on the move until the skies cleared mid morning and passage came to an abrupt halt. During this period there were 2,100 Siskins, 450 Redpolls, 850 Goldfinches, 570 Linnets, and 17 Crossbills. Also moving were 59 Skylarks, 190 Swallows, 50 House Martins, single Grey and Yellow Wagtails, 18 alba Wagtails, 13 Reed Buntings and one Corn Bunting, the first for several weeks.

There was arrival of Song thrushes with 43 counted along with nine Mistle Thrushes, two Ring Ouzels and 52 Robins.

It was a good day for warblers with three Lesser Whitethroats, two Common Whitethroats, a late Willow Warbler, 82 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps and a single Yellow-browed Warbler, presumably one of yesterday's birds. 

Other birds of note included two Wheatears, two Whinchats, 15 Stonechats, one Redstart, a single Spotted Flycatcher, one Firecrest and eight Goldcrests, a Short-eared Owl and a Merlin.

Willow Warbler (BR)

Willow Warbler (BR)

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