October 5, 2012
There [in Falsterbo] in recent days insane numbers of blue tits have passed through: on 30 September and the first three days of October there were 21,660, 87,400, 21,300 and 45,500 respectively. The birds flew almost into the counters’ hair. … According to ringing reports it seems that few Swedish blue tits reach our country, but maybe this time with these numbers that will change?
Absolutely huge numbers of chaffinches are crossing the sea at Sweden’s southernmost point. In six days, there were more than one million, with a maximum of 380,200 on October 3. Apart from the large numbers, this is also relatively early migration.
Dutch raptor migration: here.
- Early migrating birds shot – Birdlife (timesofmalta.com)
- Young whoopers stay the course when they follow a wise old bird (esciencenews.com)
- Evidence suggests bird migration patterns are learned, not genetic (rawstory.com)
- What They Are Saying… (birdingfrontiers.com)
- European bird migration this spring (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Drought, drilling add up to problems for migrating birds (mywesttexas.com)
- Bright Blue Tits Make Better Mothers Than Duller Birds (scienceworldreport.com)
- Whooping cranes learn migration from wise elders (newscientist.com)