Sunday, 10 October 2010

Birds on the move - at last!

Despite the gloomy, quiet start this morning things started to pick up as the morning progressed and birds seemed to be on the move all day.
A good showing by the local birders had seven pairs of eyes increacing the count and a combined total of birds included:-
10+ Lapland Buntings (John Roberts 10 and Tom Gravett 1), a cracking male Snow Bunting which was still present mid-afternoon, a male Ring Ouzel along Llys Helyg Drive, a ringtail Hen Harrier (Tom Gravett and Adrian Foster), 17+ Crossbill, 20+ Skylark (inc. 10 in the ploughed field), 750+ Chaffinch, 6 Brambling, 40+ Siskin, 100+ Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, 10+ Pied Wagtails, 20+ Redwings, 10+ Mistle Thrushes, 20+ Coal Tits, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Chiffchaffs, Golden Plover, 3 Snipe and the now near resident Stock Dove in the ploughed field. Not a bad day all in all!


  1. Sounds like a good day. Had a Long Eared Owl come in off the sea this afternoon on Lincs coast whilst photographing Sanderling. Hundreds of thrushes, siskins, goldcrests etc may the coast feel a bit special.

  2. Great stuff Matt. What a great time of year! Hope you are well.