East Soar to Soar Mill Cove

Seven hours in the field highlighted by 3 ring ouzels, 2 firecrests in East Soar willows & female merlin.

Movements included 650 woodpigeons mainly west & 175 starlings heading east. Three Egyptian geese appeared to come in off the sea!! Water rail below East Soar.

Big thrush influx: 108 blackbirds, 29 song thrushes & 24 redwings.

Also: 110 skylarks, 45 meadow pipits, 57 robins, blackcap, 5 chiffchaffs, 9 goldcrests, 110 carrion crows, 85 chaffinches (sev. bramblings also), 100 goldfinches, 310 linnets in three flocks, 3 bullfinches & 7 cirl buntings.

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News