Friday, October 08, 2010

Webs part 1 and Donna migrants.....

Pleated Inkcap,Goxhill Haven.

Grassland Puffball,Donna Nook.
The first part of the day today was spent doing the first part of my two part Webs count,seeing me walking from Goxhill Haven west to New Holland bulk terminal.The weather was fairly crap to say the least and a bit misty,yet fairly good numbers of birds were seen,the highlight being a single Ruff which flew east down river.With the easterly strengthening and thoughts of what might be arriving on the coast,i decided to drive down to Donna Nook.An hour later i was at Stonebridge and it was apparent there had been an arrival of migrants.The best bird was a Wryneck which i saw in the same area as last Saturday,this time i enjoyed much better views,actually seeing the bird on the ground on a couple of occasions,a lovely bird.Thrushes were arriving all the time along with several flock's of Brambling and one bird arriving in off the sea attempted to land on my scope as i was trying to re-locate the Wryneck!!.Migrant totals were as follows:73 Song Thrush,186 Redwing,36 Brambling,39 Goldcrest,3 Fieldfare,8 Chiffchaff and 3 Redstart,one of the latter showing nicely,a gorgeous bird!.Other birds included a juv. Peregrine watched carrying some prey,Little Owl,256 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a cracking juv. Little Stint.A great day out again!.

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