Firecrest

04/11/2019 0 By wildfeed

This was the predicted fare in these early November easterlies and a nice male.

Grounded
Blackbird – 104 comprising birds on the tank farm, those flying inland from dawn and those grounded to the north of the office.  There were no grounded thrushes on Middleton mid-am
Firecrest – 1 caught below the old Obs Tower site
Goldcrest – 1 new bird
Song Thrush – 4
Redwing – 27
Woodcock – 1
Meadow Pipit – always a few grounded around the coast in early November – rather odd:  Photo from Kevin:

Vis
Mistle Thrush – 2+7 north
Woodpigeon – 159 S (flock 140)
Pink-footed Goose – 66 S
Redwing – 13 high flyers
Chaffinch – 27
Brambling – 1
Bullfinch – 3
Goldfinch – 5
Carrion Crow – 3

Middleton Nature Reserve – mid afternoon
No sign of Goldeneye or Pochard,
Gadwall 23
Tufted 1 male
Teal 2 (m&f)
Shoveler only the male seen
Little grebe 2 (1 partial sp on Tim Butler plus juv/wp bird on “no swimming” pond.)

Redwing c60 grounded

Great White Egret 1 flew east from golfclub direction leaving the Reserve over the main pond (MD)

Source