Trip reports

VIS MIG AT HALE LIGHTHOUSE 09/10/16

VIS MIG AT HALE LIGHTHOUSE 09/10/16
Sunrise at Hale -L Bimson

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

It was a beautiful morning on Sunday at Hale for our visible migration field trip.
Good turn out of members despite an early start.

Highlight for me was the Merlin perched on estuary path bush, 23 tree sparrows feeding on the lighthouse lane, redwings and flappy fieldfare overhead. Despite feverish shrubbery searching, we failed to see one of the 'many' Yellow browed warblers which have arrived on our shores in the last couple of weeks! arrrgh

Hale Head (Widnes, Halton, England)
Sunday 9 October 2016

Counting period: 07:25 - 09:30
Count type: incomplete species list, not all species submitted
Weather: wind NE1, cloud-cover 3/8, visibility 25m, temperature 9 ℃, Sunny , cool NE wind F1,
3/cloud slowly decreasing cloud cover through watch
Observers: Jeff Clarke, Chris Tynan plus RSPB group
Pink-footed Goose * 8
Woodpigeon 4338
Magpie 9
Jackdaw 4
Coal Tit * 6
Skylark 3
Swallow 5
House Martin 2
Starling 13
Fieldfare 41
Redwing 1479
Song Thrush 15
Mistle Thrush 3
Tree Sparrow 9
Grey Wagtail 2
alba wagtail sp. 13
Meadow Pipit 11
Chaffinch 204
Brambling 1
Hawfinch * 2
Bullfinch 1
Linnet 12
Lesser Redpoll 1
Goldfinch 56
Siskin 6
Reed Bunting 1
Totals: 6245 individuals, 26 species, 2:05 hours

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)
* = Additional info (on mouseover species)


Comments: Probably significant undercount on passerines due to large group presence impeding call reception.
All migrants vectored south or south-east unless otherwise stated.

Count Website
http://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/392/20161009

http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/Liverpool/places/353268/