I managed 46 species, nothing unusual apart from the returning Black Swans (their 3rd winter if I'm correct) plus over 500 Teal (no Green-winged yet!) and 20 Golden Plover.
Absolutely trillions of winter Thrushes pouring in from up North, many heard flying over the house late last night in the clear Autumn moonlight.
Looks like this Autumn has quietly (apart from the obvious South Shields blocker) sneaked by unseen. No Ryan Air ticks or Scilly double mortgage jobs as yet. Wonder if November which starts this Sunday has anything up its sleeve.....
Pod's Predictions till the end of 2009....
Purple Martin....over Whalsay
Long-tailed Shrike....grip back
Fox Sparrow....bloody Seaforth
American Great Egret yawn!
some South Coast Tesco car park long staying Yank warbler eg. CERULEAN
and maybe a misidentified Greenish Warbler in Cornwall...........bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you heard it hear first chaps.
Whilst undertaking the above my research uncovered a rather embarrassing place in far off Newfoundland....
Should be good for finding that difficult to come by 'bush warbler'....?...or the never to be seen muff diver of darkest Ontario.....comments welcome.....!
and totally unrelated to anything but my its funny...tryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQeHVpgmrrE&feature=related....I must be getting old or sad or both or senile!!