Friday, 8 October 2010

6th and 7th October

On the 6th a pale-bellied Brent was found and 4 Jack Snipe were flushed from various areas. Passerine migrants included the first Dunnock of the autumn, 6 Robin, 1 Redstart, 29 Wheatear, 97 Song Thrush, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Blackcap and an adult female Red-breasted Flycatcher.

The 7th saw 313 Pink-footed Geese fly south, 102 Dunlin was a good recent count and passerine migrants included a Tree Pipit, 501 Meadow Pipit, 41 Rock Pipit, 9 Robin, 34 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, the adult Red-breasted Flycatcher was still in Holland and a first year bird was found near the Lighthouse.

The Rose-coloured Starling was present on both days.

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