Wintersett, Wednesday highlights per @grayspeight -A superb vismig morning.
Redwing reached a record breaking 22,430, all south or west!
There were an additional 600 in the 2 hours prior to dusk,
which brought the total to an incredible 23,030 ,
with many birds only just visible, at a great height, below the cloud base.
Going west: Fieldfare 536, Pink-footed Goose 425.
A Spoonbill went south at 08.32hrs, then flew back north at 10.25hrs.
A Hawfinch, 7 Brambling and 1930 Wood Pigeons were counted.
A Red Kite flew low over back fields at 17.25hrs.
For full list and counts per @Fitzybirder follow link below.
Comments: Smashed last year’s Redwing record of 13,820 by a considerable margin!
After nothing in the first 30 minutes, 20 went through at 07.30, then a rapid increase as flocks of up 400 started to come through from the east, often very high, with few being picked up on call, reaching 5,000 by 08.30; 7,400 by 08.50; 11,000 by 09.27; 15,100 by 09.54; 17,000 by 10.14; 19,150 by 10.40 and finally 22,000 by 13.40!!
everything else will be under counted, particularly finches most of
which were left unidentified.
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