Sunday, 22 September 2013

22nd September

One of those impressive Goose days with huge, confusing flocks of Pink-footed Geese milling around with flocks coming in, heading out, turning back round north, splitting up and joining together again so the total in the log of 3,285 was probably an underestimate!   Other birds though the day included counts of 94 Wheatears, 620 Meadow Pipits, 159 Snow Buntings and 8 Lapland Buntings while odds and ends included a Yellow-browed Warbler at Brides, 2 possibly 3 Common Rosefinches, a late Sand Martin, single Black Redstart and Whinchat, 7 Lesser Whitethroats and a Jack Snipe.

This young Pink-foot had temporarily lost its flock

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