Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Monday 2nd November 2015

Migration watch; 08.10 - 14.00hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Gannet + 7 north, 2 Cormorant + 1 north, 1 Whooper Swan, 1935 Pink-footed Geese, 21 Greylag Geese, 6 Mallard, 5 Goosander, 132 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 110 Black-headed Gull, 34 Common Gull, 220 Herring Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 25 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Rock Pipit, 4 Alba, 30 Starling + 33 north, 29 Chaffinch, 133 Siskin, 9 Linnet, 1 Redpoll sp and 1 Reed bunting.
There was no sign of the Richard's Pipits today but there were 15 Skylark, 2 Rock Pipit, 19 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 7 Reed Bunting.
A Great Grey Shrike remained at Lun Rigg, Langdale Forest, a Snow Bunting was at Stoupe Brow, a Whooper Swan remained at Burton Riggs while another was at Seamer Tip. Chiffchaffs were seen in Crossgates, at Long Nab and on Castle Hill were a Blackcap was also present.


Pink-footed Geese on the move south - Terry Hobson

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