Thursday, 25 October 2012

Vis Mig continues

6 Little Gull heading southwest 
Autumnal Moth? Also Mallow and Diamond Backed Moth in the trap last night 
The north east winds and overcast conditions continue producing a lot of visible migration. I managed to squeeze in an hour or so today. Here are the days totals from the BFBG (I missed the Brents):
6 Brent Geese, 6 Little Gulls, 8 Golden Plover, 38 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 16 Skylark, 4 Snipe, 165 Wood Pigeon, 1 Dunlin, 15 Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest, 4000 Starling


Joe Beale said...

Hi, what time did the Brents pass through?? I saw 6 small geese that looked Brent-like flying through SW in the morning, but it was so murky and grey that I couldn't see any details at all. I couldn't hear any calls either but they could conceivably have been the same birds...

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Joe,
it was about 0900 hrs
They were flying south west quite high

Joe Beale said...

Thanks Peter,

Very interesting, mine were around 08:53 (forgot the exact time, but give or take a couple of mins), high SW, in a straight line (interestingly not the only wildfowl doing that today!), but Beddington is, what, 8 miles away in a SW line from Greenwich Park? So 10-15 mins later... Should count them? :-)

Bomber said...

Can't do 'em Pete, Epirrita sp the best you can do without gen det.

Peter Alfrey said...

Ok cheers Paul