Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November started on a good note today, with dawn breaking to clear skies and calm winds, ideal conditions for visible migration. The Pallas's Warbler remained for its third day at Ty Pellaf, and was trapped midday, adding another species to the year's ringing list. A Hooded Crow joined a Rook and 14 Carrion Crows in the North West Fields, whilst passerine-migrant counts from a mornings passage amounted to: 59 Skylarks, 34 Meadow Pipits, 2800 Starlings, 220 Chaffinches, seven Bramblings, 57 Greenfinches, two Siskins, eight Goldfnches, 33 Linnets, seven Lesser Redpolls, a Bullfinch and three Reed Buntings. A male House Sparrow stopped off at Ty Pellaf briefly mid morning, whilst seven Chiffchaffs, six Blackcaps, three Blue Tits and three Great Tits were elsewhere in the island's gardens; 11 Blackbirds, 13 Song Thrushes, a Fieldfare and nine Redwings fed in the fields. A Manx Shearwater, 12 Common Scoters and a Great Skua were the only noteworthy species seen at sea, whilst two Water Rails were again in Cristin Withy.

 Pallas's Warbler

No comments:

Post a Comment