Tuesday, December 04, 2007

December Migrants

Last night Redwings were 'seeping' overhead in the darkness when I had Bunty in the garden. What with December Short toed Lark, Desert Wheatear, Water Pipit, Waxwings etc only just arriving, I think thats evidence enough that 'autumn' doesn't stop in October...

5 comments:

Newton Stringer said...

Yep, song thrushes and blackbirds in particular seemed to be on the move at the weekend up at Newton... quite a few in the dunes.... also plenty of siskins still moving...

st said...

50 fieldfares and a few redwings seen on monday close to cresswell, I thought these were new arrivals.
Maybe the weather has remained 'fair' across the water giving a late or extended migration period.
Also had a stonechat at linton, first time i have seen one there

Anonymous said...

i see u have seen 386 birds in britain have u been to the scilly isles yet surely that would boost your list or is it too far out the way i know it can be hard with family commitments etc ps have u seen a desert wheatear yet.

foggy said...

sorry forgot to leave name on comment

Boulmer Birder said...

Hi all.
NS / ST Cheers .

Fog - No I haven't been to Scilly yet. Its those southern specialities that are eluding me up here ie Serin, Tawny Pipit, Little Bittern, Aquatic Warbler, Wilsons Petrel etc. Its a long way down there.One day though...

I've had three Desert Wheatears, two in Northumberland. Great little birds.

S...