Sunday, 28 October 2012

At the patch, another Waxwing, more Little Auks and extra Ring Ouzel

Spent a few hours this morning up at Trimingham undoubted highlight was the Waxwing that came in off and flew west.

Walking around the wood and scrub there was some vis mig with birds still coming in off, but highlights were 2 Ring Ouzel, 10 Brambling and a single flock of Long-tailed Tits containing 23 individuals was also seen.

On the sea 3 Little Auk's flew west, 46 Scoter flew west and 1 at least of which was a Velvet which was great to see. Two Red-throated Diver were on the sea and a Great Northern Diver flew west also.

On the beach 4 Shag were with the roosting flock of 71 Cormorants and 3 Dunlin were on the beach also.

Here are all the birds seen today and in no particular order (IO - this will mean In Off)

Jay 2, Chaffinch (IO) 13, Siskin (IO) 3, Redwing (IO) 19, Brambling (IO) 10, Long-tailed Tit 35, Blue Tit 2, Blackbird (IO) 15, Robin 6, Song Thrush (IO) 1, Skylark (IO) 38 plus 15 around fieldsPink-footed Goose 110, Meadow Pipit (IO) 8, Wren 3, Goldcrest 5, Ring Ouzel (IO) 2, Fieldfare (IO) 1, Chiffchaff 1, Linnet 1, Kestrel 1, Waxwing (IO) 1, Starling (IO) 22, Cormorant 71, Shag 4, Gannet 2, Little Auk 3, Common Scoter 45, Velvet Scoter 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Red-throated Diver 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Yellowhammer 1.

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