Sunday, 29 October 2017

Weather: Mild, Sunny intervals, Wind: NNE 8mph,

 Mega Melodious 

The Lighthouse of Legend strikes again! After the past few days of every bush and tree being scrutinized for Yellow Browed warblers the expectation  that something special would  turn up was at its peak, was it a surprise yes and no!
Melodious Warbler  Jeremy Bradshaw
This morning a Hippolias Warbler was briefly spotted on Lingham Lane by Jeremy Bradshaw but soon disappeared it was either an Icterine or the rarer Melodious Warbler, 

Melodious Warbler, Mark Turner.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Weather: Warm Sunny, Wind: NNE 5mph 

Better late than never was the saying today at the Lighthouse , with the first Yellow browed Warbler of Autumn which more than likely arrived over night with the good numbers of Goldcrest 35 being counted today, 
Word spread mid morning and a number of birders waited patiently some for an hour or more for some the briefest of glimpses , for passers by must of looked like strange looking statues staring into the trees but all worth it,
Yellow Browed Warbler, Eddie Williams 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Weather: Mainly cloudy , Wind: WNW 3mph.

A pleasant October day a good day for a VIS-MIG A term used by birders for Visible migration October is the time when many species make the journey from the continent and other places such as Iceland to our shores for the winter
Some species such as Redwings even migrate at night if you live in a quiet area you can hear their seep seep call in the darkness as they pass over.

Today's day flying birds included , 
39 Lapwing, 20 Skylark, 40 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 35 Meadow pipit, 15 Reed Bunting, 11 Siskin, 30 Blackbird, 14 Song Thrush, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Redpoll,
Grounded birds in the area, 7 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest

Observers DH, EW.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Weather : sunshine and showers , wind SSW 10mph 

After yesterday's battering from storm Brian today was a warm and pleasant autumnal day apart from the odd shower, 
Mediterranean Gull, Eddie Williams 

Yesterdays counts of 8+ Leach's Petrel and 1 Velvet Scoter couldn't be replicated However there were 60c Great Crested Grebe and 300+ Common Scoter further out towards the turbines