Monday, 25 October 2010
Grey Wagtail 15th October
Monday, 18 October 2010
After the massive fall of migrants over the week-end of 8th -10th October that saw ringing records at the observatory shattered on successive days a Red Flanked Bluetail present in the dunes on the afternoon of the 17th October, continued the impressive run of rare birds seen at Holme this autumn.
Friday, 15 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
A good few days seawatching 24th-26th Sept produced a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 4 Pomarine Skuas, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Sabine's Gulls and a Grey Phalarope amongst other bits and pieces including 2 Barnacle Geese and a Red-necked Grebe. This proceeded a major arrival of common migrants from 26th-28th Sept, with peaks of 450 Robins, 10 Redstarts and 270 Bramblings amongst many other species. Associated with this were several scarcities, including a Whiskered Tern that flew through Redwell, a Grey Phalarope that dropped into Redwell briefly, a Wryneck reported in the dunes, a Honey Buzzard over the pines, up to 16 Lapland Buntings, 3 Ring Ouzels and both a Firecrest and a Yellow-browed Warbler on the NOA reserve, with the latter caught and ringed and pictured below (photo by Penny Clarke).
Posted by Connor D. Rand at 13:25