Tuesday, 11 October 2011

October 11th 2011

Despite the arrival of a second though difficult to see Little Stint (north shore of island) it was a disappointing visit considering how strong the wind was with virtually the same birds present as mentioned in my last three blogs (no sign of Arctic Tern). The Black Tern, 3 Rock Pipit, 5 Dunlin and Ringed Plover were all off farborough or toft bank while Bob confirmed the Ruff and 3 female Goosander were still around on the west side of reservoir.
I tried a two hour stint of visible migration but apart from a Fieldfare there was very little going over with a lone Siskin, 20 Skylark and 5 Meadow Pipits. Only other birds noted were 8 Reed Bunting, Buzzard and Raven while Bob had 3 Great-spotted Woodpecker and 3 Lesser Redpolls.
There was a break in the cloud late afternoon and 400 Wood Pigeon appeared going west over the garden so presumed migrants followed by 3 Buzzard and a House Martin.

Considering I had a reasonable catch last night Dave’s trap was very poor though this Red-green Carpet was worth clicking as it was so fresh and vibrant


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