Thursday 24 October 2013

Wintersett Big Mig 24.10.113

8°C  and  clear at dawn set hopes rising for a large passage of Vis. Mig birds.  We were not disappointed.  Highlights at Anglers CP were:
A new record count of 271 Skylark S.   A Red Kite flew slowly S at 12.35hrs. Wood Pigeon 3500 S,    10 Skeins of Pink-footed Goose  23 W + 1349 E,  Starling 1054 W,  Golden Plover 95 S,   Meadow Pipit 155,  Lesser Redpoll  40 SW,  Swallow 1 S,  Crossbill 4 E and Bullfinch 10 S.
For full count see
Also present:  Whooper Swan 2 adult, 
Haw Park Wood:  20 Crossbill   (per Carlton Dream Team)
Wintersett Res:  A male Blackcap and a Reed Warbler were on the West Bank.  A total of  58 birds were ringed this morning, including 2 Mealy Redpoll,  39 Lesser Redpoll,  7 Bullfinch,  2 Reed Bunting and 5 Goldcrest.
Also flying: Common Darter 1,  Migrant Hawker 1 and Peacock butterfly 1 + 1 ACP.

Mealy Redpoll                         AS

Mealy  Redpoll                   AS

          Lesser Redpoll                       Mealy Redpoll            AS


Cliff Gorman said...

Hi Ange, great photos, well done Pete. just 2 Commas in Haw Park to add to your records.

ASmith said...

Thank for the record Cliff.