Thurlestone Bay

With clear skies and calm conditions the Wood Pigeon passage had started by 07.15- most of the activity between 07.30- 08.00 although some until 08.15 . My total logged was 27,000 all flying in a SE direction . Other species flying over T'stne Marsh - 28 Chaffinch, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Jay, 2 Goldfinch with 2 Black Redstart on the houses .

Big reduction in Teal this morning , only 20 on T'stone Marsh and 16 on South Huish ,9 Lapwing , 3 Snipe 10 Wigeon ( a further 17 flew over) and 6 Shoveler were seen

On the sea  a Great Crested Grebe, . Sunny and calm conditions in the Copse produced 5 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest.

Starling roost tonight also well down- 100,000 max came in between 16.10 and 16.40

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 6:22 pm by Mike Passman in Bird News