Sunday, 23 October 2016

Pencarnan's Full House of Thrushes

Headlines for Pencarnan today reads: "Early movement of Thrushes and Blackbirds".

During a twenty minute period, of the second hour following sunrise, 70 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 5 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush and 16 (continental type) Blackbirds flew directly away from the coast, with more thrushes too distant to count or identify accurately.

This early morning movement of thrushes, albeit in smaller numbers, has been a daily occurrence recently, their absence noted for the remainder of daylight in the Pencarnan region. Is it the case that these birds - nocturnal migrants -  on reaching the coast, roost, then move inland at daybreak to feed?

Today was the first time we listed the five species, and with a Fieldfare landing on the caravan bush, it brought the Bush List to 48.