Sunday 6 October 2013

Sunday 6th October 2013

Another day of overhead passage, but again the lack of cloud cover meant many birds must have gone through undetected. Most birds were heading west with counts of 354 Meadow Pipit, 233 alba Wagtail (all those low enough to identify were Pied), c75 Linnet, 68 Skylark, 65 Goldfinch, 25 Swallow, 11 Jackdaw, six Rook and four Grey Wagtail. Also overhead a Great Northern Diver, four Mistle Thrush, three Siskin and a Tree Pipit. Elsewhere the Black Brant remained in the estuary with the Slavonian Grebe whilst a Little Stint was a new arrival and four Balearic Shearwater and a Red-throated Diver were offshore.

Black Brant © Lee Collins
Wildlife News: Despite there being no sightings of Clouded Yellow, nine species of butterfly were still recorded today: Comma, Large & Small White, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

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