Thursday, 10 November 2011

10th November

Another exodus of birds took place during the cloudy, but still very bright, moonlit night, with the numbers of all thrush species decreasing by more than fifty percent by the morning. A Rook, 30 Robins and a Wheatear were among a diminished selection of small migrants, and 34 Woodcocks and 3 Pochards were also recorded. There was more of interest among the contingent of long-staying non-passerines: the Baird's Sandpiper made a reappearance after a week's apparent absence, the Brent Goose was at the north coast, and both the Little Gull and the Swallow were seen again.

Little Gull

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