Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Maesgwynne Valley 25th October.

A casual glance out of the window at approx. 16.20 & I noticed a flock of Chaffinches going through, then another, then another. For roughly the next hour I watched a procession of flocks fly Southwest up the Valley with flocks of certainly over 100, one in the 200 range. My last 5 minute count was 217 birds & I estimate the total to have passed through, excluding flocks that flew behind the row of cottages to be in the region of 1700 to 2000 probably more. From the birds not in silhouette I didn't pick out a Brambling & didn't hear one call either, some of the flocks were quite vocal. Best pics I could get below.