Thursday, 6 October 2011

5th October

By far the year's biggest movement of geese began early in the morning and continued throughout the day, skein after skein passing south overhead. Of over 3000 birds counted, around half of them were Pink-footed Geese; the other half were Greylags. Other passage wildfowl included the first 2 Goosanders of the year and 3 Whooper Swans, while the Greenland White-fronted Goose was still at Bewan.

The autumn's first Fieldfare, making its appearance a bit later than expected, was probably the most notable passerine. A Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Chaffnches and a Brambling were also seen.

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