Saturday, September 04, 2010

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate... 04-09-2010

Stainburn Moor, Harrogate (N Yorks, England)
Saturday 4 September 2010
Counting period: 7:25-9:25
Weather: Fog- visility 60 m├Ętres max
Observers: A Hanby


Moving birds:
Common Snipe 1 -
flava wagtail sp. - 1
Swallow 7 -
Starling 73 -
Meadow Pipit 2 -
Goldfinch 7 -

Totals: 91 individuals, 6 species, 2:00 hours

Comments: Stuck it out but grim!


Counting period: 11:20-13:50
Weather: SE 1-2 4/8 cloud mild but not warm
Observers: A Hanby


Moving birds:
Lapwing 11 -
House Martin 10 -
Tree Sparrow 2 -
Black-headed Gull 32 -
Meadow Pipit 28 -
Greenfinch 2 -
Common Gull 1 -
flava wagtail sp. 2 -
Goldfinch 14 -
Stock Dove 27 -
Coal Tit 3 -
Linnet 11 -
Woodpigeon 134 -
Blue Tit 3 -
Swallow 201 -
Starling 175 -

Totals: 656 individuals, 16 species, 2:30 hours

Present: Red Kite 9, Sparrowhawk 3, Common Buzzard 7, Kestrel 6, Curlew 3, Dunnock 1, Wheatear 2, Whitethroat 1

Comments: A bit more action but hardly gripping. The high point being a Whitethroat in the hedge - first of the autumn. Plenty of raptors around. Most stuff 'S' in fact ESE. Woodpigeons in evidence with a flock of 20 the highest. The two afternoon flavas went west as did the two Tree Sparrows..

Andy Hanby

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