5th November 2014 – bright and sunny N1/2
Light winds and clear skies saw the North West of England’s first Red-eyed Vireo induced to move on overnight, but not before around 70 fortunate observers managed to connect with the bird yesterday.
Early morning grounded thrushes included: 57 Blackbird, 38 Redwing, 24 Fieldfare, 10 Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush Also seen were 4 Goldcrest and Stonechat were prominent with 9 birds logged.
Another good November passage produced totals of 1200 Jackdaw, 150 Starling, 60 Redwing, 60 Tree Sparrow, 49 Pink-footed Goose, 40 Carrion Crow, 31 Woodpigeon, 24 Whooper Swan, 11 Skylark, 11 Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove and single Brambling, Swallow, Lesser Redpoll and Snow Bunting.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains and the Barnacle Goose flock held 19 birds. Waders included 10 Greenshank.
At least 60 Little Egret continue to roam the eastern saltmarshes and additional sightings included 2 Water Rail, 116 Twite, Merlin and Peregrine.