Dan HaywoodParticipantOctober 17, 2023 at 3:39 pmPost count: 518
ESE 4, 7 Oktas of cirrus, dry.
Overhead movements 0900-1200– all flying ESE (into the stiff breeze) unless otherwise noted;
Pink-footed Goose 326
alba wagtail 28
Chaffinch 25 + 2 NNE
Siskin 7 + 2 NNE
Rock Pipit 7
Meadow Pipit 5
Grey Wagtail 2
Twite 1 (only the second time I’ve had this species on vis mig)
Brambling 1 male
A female-type Marsh Harrier might have been lumped into the same vis mig category had it not been seen returning over the Lune twenty minutes later– most likely the individual seen hunting Cockersands area of late.
Similarly a female-type Merlin went over to Crook Farm at speed but presumably the same bird was later seen hunting migrating larks over Sunderland Point West Shore / Middleton Sands.
A noisy party of four Coal Tits hurried S. to the brink of Sunderland Point before hedge-hopping back N. and later seen at Potts Corner.
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