Sunday, 30 September 2012

30th September

Some diurnal passage of birds heading south in the morning included 363 Pink-footed Geese, 182 Greylag Geese and a few pipits and Skylarks. A Hawfinch in Holland House garden was the bird of the day and the first one of the autumn, while other passerines included a Black Redstart, 2 Common Redstarts, 5 Tree Pipits, 259 Meadow Pipits and 4 North-Western Redpolls. A distant Large Shearwater sp. was seen from the seawatching hide and a Storm Petrel, a Manx Shearwater and 22 Sooty Shearwaters were the other highlights from a slightly better day of sea passage.

A trio of Hen Harriers were seen again, along with at least 4 Merlins and a Kestrel.

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