Monday, October 26, 2009

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate... 26-10-2009

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate (N Yorks, England)
Monday 26 October 2009
Counting period: 7:00-12:00
Weather: NW 3-4, N 1-2 later; mild. 6 Ok Visibility 10 miles plus (Humber bridge easily seen).
Observers: Graham Stephenson (celebrity visitor from Miles hill/Fleet), Andrew Hanby

Moving Birds:
Cormorant - 1
Great Black-backed Gull 1 -
Carrion Crow 8 -
Grey Heron 1 -
Stock Dove 11 -
Chaffinch 15 -
Greylag Goose 51 -
Woodpigeon 5708 -
finch sp. 44 -
Mallard 2 -
Collared Dove - 2
Greenfinch 7 -
Kestrel 1 -
Skylark 38 -
Goldfinch 27 -
Common Snipe 4 -
Meadow Pipit 28 -
Siskin 2 -
Curlew 1 -
Blackbird 3 -
Linnet 18 -
Black-headed Gull 10 -
Fieldfare 222 -
Lesser Redpoll 46 -
Common Gull 38 -
Redwing 903 -
Yellowhammer 3 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 171 -
Mistle Thrush 12 -
Reed Bunting 1 -
Herring Gull 1 -
Jackdaw 47 -
Small Tortoiseshell 3 -

Totals: 7430 individuals, 33 species, 5:00 hours

Present: Red Kite 5, Sparrowhawk 3, Common Buzzard 6, Golden Plover 1200, Lapwing 600, Common Snipe 3, alba wagtail sp. 4, Dunnock 1, Magpie 1, Rook 30, Starling 7000

Comments: The Geese were going SE. The thrushes varieties of W from NW to SW. The LBBG s were going due south quite high, mostly over the Vale of York. The GBBG went WNW. Starling were moving but impossible to gauge with the large flocks that tend to build up in the day.

Andy Hanby

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