Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Sunday 18th October 2015

Migration watch; 07.15 - 12.55hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver + 4 south, 1 Black-throated Diver south, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 214 Gannet + 598 south, 1 Cormorant south, 1 Grey Heron south, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese south, 1 Teal + 5 south, 1 Mallard south, 40 Common Scoter + 3 south, 1 Kestrel south, 1 Pomarine Skua, 9 Great Skua south, 12 Black-headed Gull + 20 south, 14 Common Gull + 16 south, 51 Great Black-backed Gull + 11 south, 15 Kittiwake + 25 south, 19 Auk sp + 11 south, 4 Rock Pipit south, 30 Starling in off and west and 1 Snow Bunting.
At Long Nab there were 35 Skylark, 26 Robin, 34 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrush, 63 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 27 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 32 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 32 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Snow Bunting and 5 Reed Bunting.
The GREAT EGRET was discovered again, this time showing along the River Hertford viewed from the bridge near the sewage works on Cayton Carr, a Green Sandpiper was also seen in the area.
The first two Whooper Swans of the autumn were on Seamer Tip while the first 3 Jack Snipe were nearby at Taylor Way along with 2 Snipe.
There was a much larger arrival of Redwing during the night, a constant passage on a rather broad front (at least all of the town), a rather conservative estimate of 2500 moved west between midnight and 05.00hrs.


Great Egret - River Hertford - Dave Mansell

No comments:

Post a Comment