Friday 2 October 2020

Out with the old, in with the new

 Steady lightish winds mainly NNE. Occasional sunshine with showers developing by evening.

Sightings report from Jean

Most of the Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs at Heysham Nature Reserve had moved off overnight in the clear, moonlit conditions. Middleton NR was similarly quiet. However, at first light, groups of thrush night migrant, probably Redwing, dropped into the bushes and an hour after sunrise diurnal migration was in evidence.

Vis 0730-1030 NE F3. Clear to the N & W, cloud encroaching from the east.

Grey Wagtail 4 

Pink-footed Goose 35

Reed Bunting 9

Lesser Redpoll 8

Meadow Pipit 110

Alba Wagtail 8

Linnet 6

Chaffinch 20

Carrion Crow 5

Jackdaw 7

Swallow 4

Goldfinch 12

Blackbird 1

Kestrel 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1

Skylark 4

Report from Dan

Heysham Head 0800-1045

Goldcrest 6

Coal Tit 5

Blackcap 1

Stonechat 1 m

Mistle Thrush 1 

(was acting like a migrant...
got chased off by a blackbird!)

Vis, mostly tracked 'in-off':

Meadow Pipit 210 mostly E

Skylark 59 mostly E

Swallow 38 E or NE (10+8+6+9+5)

Pink-footed Goose 24 S inland

Siskin 17 mostly SE

Goldfinch 11 SE

alba wag 11 mostly SE

Chaffinch 8 mostly NE

Grey Wagtail 2 SE

Smithy Lane scrub / woodland inland of cafe 1050-1130

Blackbird 22

Goldcrest 5

Chiffchaff 2

Treecreeper 1

(Meadow Pipit passage overhead N/C but increasing to c120 p/h SE)

Ocean Edge/Red Nab 
Meadow Pipit 20
Skylark 1
Above over to SE
Mediterranean gull - just one located on Red Nab - ref Keith and David T