Osprey moves through as autumn passage continues

16th November 2014 – sunny spells NE/2/1
A quick check of the sea revealed little other than 3 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 2 Redwing amongst a sprinkling of Song Thrush and Blackbirds and two Goldcrest were also logged.
Diurnal Migration
Another varied selection was highlighted by an Osprey which headed east at 1100hrs and 7 Snow Bunting. Additional sightings included 375 Pink-footed Goose, 205 Starling, 185 Jackdaw, 50 Tree Sparrow, 19 Carrion Crow, 8 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Pied Wagtail and single Siskin, Rock Pipit, Rook and Raven.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 73 pale-bellied and 47 dark-bellied birds, also seen were 37 Barnacle Geese and the long-staying female Long-tailed Duck along with 2 Gadwall. Waders included 9 Greenshank.
At least 2 Water Rail were logged and a Merlin was again in residence.
Record shot of Walney’s latest ever Osprey.