Saturday, 10 October 2009

Vis Mig again............. Redwings and Fieldfares!

Before my late shift today at the General I had time to do a bit of vis-migging at Dean's Lane, Beacon Hill in the morning.
Meeting Steve Lister at the viewpoint at around 8.00am, it wasn't long before we started to pick up small groups of Redwings as there flew over the lane.
Over the next two hours we saw good numbers of Redwings, an assortment of Finches, 4 local Crossbills and the probably the first two Fieldfares recorded this autumn in the county.
Taken from the Trektellen website here is the count for the morning:
Common Snipe 1
Song Thrush 1
Black-headed Gull 5
Redwing 119
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Starling 136
Skylark 14
Chaffinch 43
Meadow Pipit 7
Greenfinch 21
alba wagtail sp. 7
Goldfinch 3
Fieldfare 2
Totals: 360 individuals, 13 species, 2:35 hours

With the movement of winter thrushes I can say that Autumn has finally arrived and hopefully some decent sightings in Leicestershire for the next few weeks?!
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