October 2013

Saturday 26th October – moderate SW winds –  5000+ golden plover, 2 little egret, redpoll over8 chaffinch, 4 fieldfare, sparrowhawk, marsh harrier, single gannet on river

Saturday 19th October – light SE winds –  500+ golden plover, 40 turnstone, 2 little egret, 2 rock pipit, 6 redpoll, 6 scoter, 40+ bar-tailed godwit, 100+ black-tailed godwit

Friday 18th October – moderate S winds –  20 fieldfare, 70 redwing, little egret, sparrowhawk, 2 rock pipit & migrant hawker.

Sunday 13th October – moderate NE winds, rain with sunny spells –  100+ gannet, 100+ black-tailed godwit, 2 ruff, 18 canada goose, 3 brent goose and a bonxie on river. Mistle thrush, fieldfare, redwing, blackbird near Fort Paull and a ring ouzel flying E over football pitch. 6 redpoll, chiffchaff, willow warbler (singing!), blackcap, brambling near Fort Paull. White butterfly & migrant hawker

Saturday 12th October – moderate NE winds and rain –  40+ gannet, 1 common scoter, 1 goldeneye on river. Good numbers of thrushes including all 6 species, 2 mistle thrush, 20+ fieldfare & 100+ redwing, ring ouzel, song thrush & blackbird. 20+ brambling around Fort Paull. 10 snipe over,  and 2 goldcrest and 3 redpoll over near Fort Paull.

Friday 11th October – moderate NE winds  50+ gannet, 1 manx shearwater and 40+ common scoter on river from lighthouse area. Good numbers of thrushes over.

Saturday 5th October – 2 curlew sandpiper4 swallow, sparrowhawk, 4 little egret, bar-tailed godwit, 300+ black-tailed godwit heading NW. Brambling near Fort Paull wood. Red admiral + one migrant hawker.

 

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