Friday 1 November 2013

Red button Meds

Heysham Obs
Vis 0730-0900
Chaffinch 55
Greenfinch 18
Goldfinch 27
Redpoll sp 1
Song Thrush 1
Carrion Crow 4
Mistle Thrush 2
Redwing 1
Linnet 1
Starling 10
Siskin 1
Pink-footed Goose 20

Lots of Goldcrest, but unfortunately no time to give the place full coverage
Blackcap - one female

Little Egret - one Red Nab
Red Nab most unfortunately disturbed by ?bait diggers just prior to the Autumnwatch filming so there might not be any footage from there.  The filming took place from Ocean Edge - thanks for the permission
Med Gull - two north harbour wall including Czech-ringed bird performed well for the camera
Linnet - 25
Goldfinch - 3 on seed
No Twite - getting later than usual (esp c/p 2011 and 2012) but not unprecedented c/f posting on another blog.  Similarly the Linnet are rather slow to depart.  Too warm and too much natural food?
Meadow Pipit 3 grounded
Guillemot 1 flew out of the Bay

Very good again, given the weather during a chunk of the night: Silver Y, Feathered Thorn, Brick, December Moth. Angle Shades and an amazingly late Pink-barred Sallow