Monday, 11 October 2010

Norse Invaders

Redwings were continuing to arrive last night and they were moving over in slightly greater numbers. Between 2000 and 2130 they were averaging 4 calls per minute. Even as I was leaving the house this morning in the half light I could still hear them going over. Also, as I walked from my car to the office I had a flock of 30 head southeast along with 25 Lapwings that went east.

 Lapwings

On the way home I called in at Rawcliffe Moss to feed. It was a glorious evening with crisp early evening light. A few Pink-fooed Geese moved around and I had 230 go over. My attention was drawn to some Buzzard calls and I picked up two birds very low calling to each other giving absolutely fantastic views in the 'razor sharp' light.

Down at the feeding station the Tree Sparrow numbers had increased to 104 and I 'pushed' a Great Spotted Woodpecker off one of the feeders. Ian and I are going to have a go at Rossall in the morning, so I'll let you know how we get on.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

2 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

2145 - 2200 last night just one redwing heard only a mile from you!

Cheers
D

Fleetwood Birder said...

It's amazing how different and localised the passage can be.

Cheers,

Seumus