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Caton Moor vis and Hysham obs vis

Posted by Jean Roberts 
Jean Roberts
Caton Moor vis and Hysham obs vis
October 13, 2005 09:10PM
Caton Moor 0720-0910

Birds south unless stated. Most birds flying very high and a lot missed (or dismissed as they were just unrecogniseable dots in the sky). Quite a few
birds from an easterly direction, especially finches, Starlings from north and north west and heading south east. Very high flying Woodpigeons from N, lower flying ones from Lune Valley.

Golden Plover 7
Woodpigeon 196 (23 N)
Skylark 5
Meadow Pipit 62
alba Wagtail 6
Starling 242 (SE)
Chaffinch 58 (W then SW)
Greenfinch 1
Goldfinch 21
Linnet 16
Reed Bunting 1

615 birds, 11 species, 1.5 hrs.

Also Carrion Crow 1 SW
Cormorant 1 E
Heysham obs 0800-1030. Observer Pete Marsh

Intermittent observation so probably a lot missed.

Woodpigeon 3
Skylark 7
Swallow 1
Meadow Pipit 33
Grey Wagtail 2
alba Wagtail 9
Song Thrush 5 grounded then high to S
Jay 4 (3+1)
Magpie 1 high S
Carrion Crow 21
Starling 24
Goldfinch 15
Siskin 4
Linnet 1

130 birds, 14 species. 2.5hrs

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