Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Wednesday 13th November

Clear skies and still conditions meant the first frost of the autumn and the hope of more visible migration. Pigeons began moving before 8am and in the next 90 minutes 3565 Wood Pigeon and at least 46 Stock Dove headed high west, also overhead single Lapland Bunting and a Yellowhammer, both of which circled Greenland Lake before continuing west. There was however little else moving with just 20+ Skylark, 15+ Chaffinch, two Lapwing, two Redpoll, a Siskin and a Fieldfare noted. Elsewhere the Bonaparte's Gull was along the beach, the female Long-tailed Duck with 379 Dunlin, 43 Grey Plover, two Pintail and a Greenshank were in the estuary, single Great Northern and Red-throated Diver were offshore, at least one Cirl Bunting was near the Main Pond and eight Chiffchaff were on site including an annoyingly silent tristis-type.

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