Thursday, 14 October 2010

A fall, a fall, my rarity for a fall

There may well be plenty of rare birds around at the moment, but in the Birdguides weekly round-up the following caught my eye:

'September is normally the peak month for arrivals of Robin and Song Thrush, but the main arrival seemed to be this week along the east coast. A flavour of the migrants involved comes from Holme Bird Observatory (Norfolk), where standard counts on 10th produced 4,500 Robins, 2,500 Song Thrushes, 6,500 Redwings, 250 Chiffchaffs, 7,000 Goldcrests, an impressive 300 Long-tailed Tits, 11 Jays, 1,500 Chaffinches, 800Bramblings, 600 Greenfinches and 1,100 Siskins.'

I would sooner have experienced the spectacle above rather than have seen any of the rare species on offer this week...

1 comment:

  1. They've added an extra 0 on each of those totals Steve.... :)

    Mind you there was (is) a Robin or two in every single bush, nettlebed or patch of cover even on seaweed patches....