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Friday, 12 October 2012

12th October Holme & Hunstanton Cliffs


 Friday 12th October

Hunstanton - Viz migration 0700 - 0800

1000+ Starling & 10,000 Starling Holme later

Today will be remembered for a fantastic viz mig of wildfowl passage offshore.

Site Name
Holme
Date
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
Count Type
Seawatch
Time
10:30 - 12:30

An excellent passage of wildfowl, there must of been several thousand Wigeon & Teal over the entire day. Great variety of species. Plus a Yellow-browed Warbler found , calling so strongly & possibly whilst moving overhead, it landed in the NE corner of the pines remaining very vocal for several minutes. Seen well 3x eventually settling around the sycamore near the Obs. A Little Auk along the seashore landing briefly before heading west.
Weather
1030am Overcast 8/8 then 5/8 by 12.30pm & brighter. Wind 4-5 W

Seawatch 1030 -1230

All birds flying west

Brent Goose (Dark-bellied)   259
Wigeon             1284
Teal      488
Pintail  30
Pochard 9
Scaup 3
Common Scoter411
Goldeneye 6
Red-throated Diver 7
Cormorant 4
Dunlin
Shelduck 61
Gadwall 9
Mallard 14
Shoveler 6
Tufted Duck 27
Eider 10
Velvet Scoter 1
Red-breasted Merganser 5
Gannet  70
Grey Plover
Snipe 3
Curlew
Little Gull  10
Herring Gull
Bar-tailed Godwit
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull

Common/Arctic Tern 4
Razorbill 14    
Guillemot  18
unidentified auk    49

Yellow-browed Warbler, Fieldfare, Brambling & Spotted Redshank

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