Friday, 1 October 2010

29th September

A fine morning soon deteriorated into a very wet afternoon. Birds of note included 18 Barnacle Geese, 7 Jack Snipe, the first Woodcock of the autumn and single Stock Dove and Woodpigeon. A Short-toed Lark was found late on at west beach and the Richards Pipit was still om sandar. 16 Robin, 5 Redstart, a single Whinchat and 14 Wheatear were the chat counts while thrush numbers increased with 3 Ring Ouzel, 50 Blackbirds, 99 Song Thrush and 7 Redwing. Warbler numbers were still low with just singles of Lesser Whitethroat, Garden and Willow Warbler with 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed and 15 Goldcrest. Finch numbers increased to 11 Chaffinch, 56 Brambling, 36 Siskin and singles of northwestern Redpoll and Common Rosefinch. 118 Lapland and 63 Snow Bunting were counted.

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