Friday, 17 October 2008

Redwings going over Steady with Stealth.....


Wind:0 - variable..
Movement W unless specified.
0715hrs -1030hrs.
Foggy in and out but generally clear...

Redwing: 565 (20 plus parties average parties 20/30 best party 60, went really quiet by 1000hrs.
Starling: 9, Chaffinch: 63 (best party 8),Cormorant: 1, BHG: 50W but 30W (these 30 were definately migrant going NNW), Meadow Pipit:26, Redpoll: 6, Goldfinch: 4, Siskin: audible only, Greenfinch:6, Woodpigeon 15,Reed Bunting: 1, Pied Wagtail: 4, Mistle Thrush 7, Blackbird: 1, Jay: 2 probably local, Great Spotted Woodpecker:1W, Green Woodpecker: 1 probably local...
Photos: Area between Stoney Rake and Car Park across from Bird Hide & Sky "herringbone" pattern this morning....
Lichen record and photo added today: "British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella) found at rear of Lower Ormerods...

HAVE NOW INCLUDED A LINK TO A COUPLE OF GREAT SITES: DAVE BICKERTON'S BIRDING BLOG & LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE FAUNA SOCIETY.....