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Migrants yesterday and today

Posted by Dan Haywood 
Migrants yesterday and today
October 15, 2020 06:37PM
Thursday 15th October, ENE 2-0-2, mostly overcast

Overton Globe Wood: 0745

Fieldfare 30 then NE

Brambling 13 then NE

Sunderland Point 0800-1330:

Vis / movements:

Pink-footed Goose 102NE 144S

Redwing 70NE

Long-tailed Tit 16 spiralled down SE from 40+ metres then 'towered', flew E across estuary at c30 metres

Skylark 6SE 4N

Siskin 8E

Fieldfare 5N

Greylag 4S


Redwing 85

Blackbird 45

Snipe 18

Song Thrush 12

Meadow Pipit 5

Common Chiffchaff 3

Twite 2

Wheatear 1

Fieldfare 1

Blackcap 1

Yellow-browed Warbler 1

Woodlark 1 then NE


Linnet 22

Tree Sparrow 17

Greenfinch 15

Peregrine 1 juv

Sparrowhawk 1

Kestrel 2

Kingfisher 1

Wednesday 14th October NE1-0-2, broken cloud

Sunderland Point 0745-1215:

Vis / movements:

Skylark 20E 20N 3W

Pink-footed Goose 38S

alba wag 24E

Fieldfare 22NE

Redwing 15N

Chaffinch 12NE

Tree Sparrow 10E

Meadow Pipit 10SE

Barnacle Goose 8N

Siskin 2SE

Swallow 1N


Redwing 45

Song Thrush 20

Blackbird 18

Meadow Pipit 12

Skylark 6

Goldcrest 4

Common Chiffchaff 1

Stonechat 1

Short-eared Owl 1


Greenfinch 15

Tree Sparrow 6

Linnet 4

Peregrine 1

Sparrowhawk 1

Kestrel 1

Water Rail 2+ heard

Potts Corner:

Redwing 12

Brambling 1

Goldcrest 1

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/10/2020 08:43PM by Dan Haywood.
Re: Migrants yesterday and today
October 16, 2020 09:27PM
The Woodlark is an LDBWS area mega. Nice one Dan!

The only previous records I can find are:

One at Wennington on 25th January 1945 (Published in 'A New Check List of the Birds of the Lancaster District', 1968)

One south over Heysham Nature Reserve at 1040 hrs on 23rd March 1996 (PJM)

Pete C
Re: Migrants yesterday and today
October 17, 2020 07:35PM
It was most unexpected!
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