Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

The visible migration at Long Nab today was quite special with large numbers of some species, all of the following counts were of birds moving south; 18 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 12 Starling, 40 Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtails, 8 alba Wagtails, 443 Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, 54 Chaffinch, 331 Linnets, 108 Redpoll sp., 737 Goldfinches (a site record), 6 Siskin and 18 Reed Buntings. Also present in this area were a Golden Plover, a Whimbrel, 2 Stonechats, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs and the Yellow-browed Warbler continued its stay at Cliff Top House.

Elsewhere there were a couple of Yellow-browed Warblers on South Cliff with an increase in Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs in the same area.

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