Sightings06/10/2016

Harbour Update – posted 05/10/16

There was an obvious passage of Song Thrush this morning with birds moving across the harbour, following different flight lines. Around 100 went over Lytchett Fields with another c300 moving north across the harbour mouth. Also counted at South Haven were 36 Redwing, 54 Siskin, 2 Common Snipe and a good hirundine passage. Our night sound recording session also picked up 1544 Song Thrush calls throughout the night along with 61 Redwing and 40 Blackbird calls, 3 Ring Ouzel, 1 Skylark, 4 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Turnstone and 3 Common Snipe. The Spoonbill total keeps creeping up and it looks like we may break another record for the fourth year in a row as 52 were out on Shipstal Point for most of the morning. The UK record is 60 Spoonbill, which came from the harbour in October last year, so all we need is another 9 to arrive and we’re there! There were also 3 Black-necked Grebe off Goathorn. At Lytchett Fields the Lesser Yellowlegs was still present, until the work began on Lytchett Fields when it then disappeared, also there 218 Dunlin, 5 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Marsh Harrier. A Redstart turned up in Wareahm mid-morning. An Arctic Tern also entered the harbour mouth at dawn. 

Below are cuts of the 3 Ring Ouzel we had over our listening station last night, each producing a very similar call type. The 3 we had on the night of October 2nd/3rd actually produced a different series of calls, of which you can listen to further down this page. 

Ring Ouzel 05/ 10/ 16 @ 01:31 Call of a night time migrant, Old Town Poole Listening Station

Ring Ouzel 05/10/16 @ 03:08 Call of a night time migrant, Old Town Poole Listening Station

Ring Ouzel 05/10/16 @ 00:55 Call of a night time migrant, Old Town Poole Listening Station

 

Common Redstart – Wareham – Trevor Warrwick

 

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