Sunday, 5 October 2008

5th October 2008

A rather wet and miserable start to the morning brightened up into a sunny autumnal day. The highlight bird-wise today was c3,000 Pink-footed Geese counted flying out at sea heading towards Formby and dropping down towards the mosslands.

There were very few new arrivals today, apart from a few Goldcrests, a Reed Bunting and a Song Thrush; but several recent finds remained...

The 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese from yesterday remained around the island throughout the morning and an immature Merlin was seen again hunting around the East Side. The elusive male Stonechat from yesterday put in another appearance around the bungalows before being seen at the South End on 'Gropper Ridge'.


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