Berry Hd

An incredible passage of Redwing at Berry Head this morning it started at about 0730hrs in small groups heading NW, then picked up to flocks of a 1000 or more being joined by smaller flocks of Fieldfare, amongst the Chaffinches were good numbers of Brambling and even a flock of 10 or more heading low NE. most of the passage had died out by 0930hrs overhead migration counts as follows: Redwing 4600+, Fieldfare 270+, Chaffinch 237, Brambling 78 (and probably more!), Wood Pigeon 220, Stock Dove 3, Song Thrush 6, Meadow Pipit 17, Starling 48, Greenfinch 9, Goldfinch 12, Pied Wagtail 7.

Part of a Fieldfare flock                                                       Part of a Redwing  Flock

 

Around the headland 21 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, several Brambling feeding around the still leaved sycamore trees with Chaffinches and 2 redhead Goosander > south off the Head at 0815hrs.

 

 

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 12:26 pm by Mike Langman in Bird News