Northwestern wind in the morning about 7 m/s which slightly turned to southwest and increased up to 11 m/s during the day. After some quiet days, it has been again superb migration day. Cranes/ sookurg (Grus grus) flocks passed the island until afternoon - daily total 9 615 m! First flocks arrived around 8:30 a.m, which is showing that the birds have started from roosting areas in West-Estonia in first daylight.
Wood Pigeons/ kaelustuvi (Columba palumbus) also showed best migration of the autumn season - 13 680m. In late morning, passerines started more intensive migration again - Chaffinches/ metsvint (Fringilla coelebs) 31 100m (+ passeriformes 11 900m).
Among late migrants - one Curlew/ suurkoovitaja (Numenius arquata) has been encountered on migration.
|It was Eurobirdwatch day and we had nice opportunity to demonstrate the bird migration to the visitors of the island|
|Despite of the good numbers of migrating Cranes, only few flocks flew over the island|
|While in the morning the Wood Pigeons has been migrating in the higher altitudes (few flocks has been measured flying at in the 400 m altitude), the strong westerly wind in the afternoon, caused them to fly low over the sea|
|The Goldrest sitting buffed in the last tree at the end of the spit|
|Even flight back is risky affair, because wind can blow away!|
|Landmarks of the Southern tp of Kihnu with the migratory flocks of geese in the sky|