Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hunter Hill, Calderdale... fieldfares! 10-11-2009

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Counting period: 9:10-10:40
Weather: Persistent light drizzle throughout. No wind, low cloud, and temperature 5c degrees
Observers: Dave Sutcliffe

Moving Birds:
Cormorant - 2
Herring Gull 1 -
Fieldfare 1557 -
Grey Heron - 1
Woodpigeon 58 -
Redwing 2 -
Pink-footed Goose - 75
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 -
Mistle Thrush 2 -
Mallard 1 -
Skylark 1 -
Chaffinch 1 -
Black-headed Gull 2 -
Meadow Pipit 2 -
Common Gull - 6
alba wagtail sp. 1 -

Totals: 1713 individuals, 16 species, 1:30 hours

Present: Mallard 25, Black-headed Gull 66, Common Gull 44, Wren 3, Robin 1, Jay 1, Magpie 4, Jackdaw 38, Carrion Crow 9

Comments: Unable to get on site early today but productive time all the same after a call from BS about Fieldfare movement over Queensbury/Oxenhope. A massive flock of 1,100 Fieldfare came through at 9:15 followed by smaller flocks of 120, 110, 90, 80, etc and movement tailed off by 10:15. The P F Geese were heading NW at 09:25

Dave Sutcliffe

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian Sumner said...

1100 Fieldfare in one flock is a sight you won,t forget in a hurry Dave. Hope Im not in bother for ringing and taking you away from your jobs!
BS

November 10, 2009 7:53 pm  
Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Hellfire Dave, that flock must have been awesome - did you have a Moses moment ?

November 10, 2009 8:33 pm  

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