Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Mid November 2011

November 20th: The best birds were 500 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Woodcocks, 4 Chiffchaffs including 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, a Black Redstart and a Spoonbill.

November 19th: 5040 Woodpigeons were on the move, while a Grey Phalarope headed south offshore. Pink-footed Geese numbered 1090. 5 Little Gulls were around offshore. A Slavonian Grebe, 3 Blackcaps, a Black Redstart, 23 Snow Buntings and a Lapland Bunting added interest.

November 18th: South went 5 Whooper Swans and 9 Bewick's Swans. Little Gulls increased to 125. Other good birds were a Hen Harrier, a Woodcock, a Swallow, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Snow Buntings, a Lapland Bunting, 3 Corn Buntings, a Slavonian Grebe and 9 White-fronted Geese.

November 17th: 15 Little Gulls flew south. Wildfowl included a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 703 Pink-footed Geese, 24 White-fronted Geese and a Velvet Scoter. Golden Plovers numbered 1385. A Hawfinch, 15 Snow Buntings, 2 Lapland Buntings and a Great Skua added variety.

November 16th: Good wildfowl were 975 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Bean Geese, 21 White-fronted Geese, and 7 Whooper Swans and 5 Bewick's Swans south. The best of the rest were 132 Kittiwakes, a Spoonbill and a Purple Sandpiper.

November 15th: A influx of wildfowl included 392 Pink-footed Geese, 34 White-fronted Geese, 20 Bean Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese and 2 Egyptian Geese. Offshore were a Great Skua, 50 Kittiwakes, a Commic Tern and 3 Little Auks. 5 Waxwings headed south. 2500 Woodpigeons, 3 Woodcocks, a Black Redstart and 5 Snow Buntings were notable.

November 14th: 1930 Woodpigeons and 35 Pink-footed Geese flew south. Around were a Hen Harrier, 46 Goldcrests, a Siberian Chiffchaff, 62 Robins, a Spoonbill and 3 White-fronted Geese.

November 13th: Good wilfowl included 387 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Whooper Swans south, and 43 White-fronted Geese around. Also of interest were a Snow Bunting, 7 Corn Buntings, a Siberian Chiffchaff and a Purple Sandpiper.

November 12th: 6 Goosanders south, 8 Whooper Swans, 484 Pink-footed Geese and 4 White-fronted Geese were the best wildfowl. A Long-eared Owl was trapped. 2 Waxwings and a Green Woodpecker were of interest.

November 11th: Cormorants peaked at 149. 384 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Chiffchaffs were the only other notable birds.

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