Stonechat and Other Autumn Migrants

Peter Lambert wrote on the 2oth:

Good morning, with my first Stonechat of the year, a female/immature on Clendish Marsh.  This is the first autumn record I’ve had at the Marshes since 2009 – the last year Stonechat wintered on the Marshes.  A lot of passage West too, with Brambling heard overhead on three different occasions (also first of the year), Siskins, Redpolls, Skylark, Linnet, 3 groups of Redwings, Chaffinches and Meadow Pipits.  Also about 345 Starlings W, biggest group c150.



Latest Reports – Autumn here edition.

Pete Lambert wrote on Tuesday:

‘Over Tottenham Marshes early for the first time for 12 days and realised autumn was here as I soon heard my first Redwings of the autumn calling!  Later two Redwings flying around calling from trees at Clensdish Marsh too.  2 Siskins SW calling over Stonebridge Wood later, then 32 Jackdaws high SW just before 10am.  Also saw a large moth fluttering round the trees near the Pond that might have been  a Jersey Tiger’.


Good prospects for this Saturday’s Bird Survey!


Recent Sightings

Pete Lambert  has reported the following during late September:

12th September Winchat,  East Marsh

2oth September, First Goldcrest of autumn and Common Gull

22nd September Winchat,  Clendish Marsh

27th September, Great Crested Grebe on Lee (rarity on the marshes), First Redpoll of autumn, Peregrine still on gasometer.