Thursday, 9 October 2008

9th October

Remaining migrants are still in similar numbers with 4 robin, 3 goldcrest, a chiffchaff, and 9 each of redwing and song thrush, though a whinchat at Bridesness was new. A total of 5 brambling, 67 snow bunting and a single redpoll were also seen. 128 eider is the highest count since early spring and other wildfowl counts included 90 wigeon, 17 gadwall, 101 teal, 34 mallard, 7 shoveler, 3 tufted duck and single goldeneye and pintail, whilst 72 barnacle geese are at Nether Linnay.

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