Wednesday, 15 October 2008

14th October

16 twite in the North are the first of the autumn, just 1 brambling remains near Kirbest and 2 lapland bunting were at Nether Linnay. Thrushes included just 19 redwing and 7 song thrush, 2 chiffchaff remain at Holland and 3 each of blackcap and robin were seen. 4 whooper swan flew through in the morning, single red-breasted mergansers were in Nouster and Garso Wick and 2 jack snipe were at Westness. Notable counts of common migrants included 140 ringed plover and 199 snipe.

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