No. 707.—May, 1900.
BIRD NOTES FROM NORTH-EAST LINCOLNSHIRE
DURING THE AUTUMN MIGRATION OF 1899.
By G.H. Caton Haigh.
The autumn migration of 1899 resembled that of the previous year in the absence of any of those great migratory movements generally called "rushes," but differed in the absence of that quiet daily inflow of birds which characterised almost the whole of that season.
A remarkable feature in the past autumn was the scarcity of all Waders except Curlews, Grey and Golden Plovers, and Knots.
The first movement of land birds occurred on Aug. 23rd, but only comprised two or three species, and was scarcely noticeable. Throughout September very little migration took place. West and south-west winds prevailed during the whole month, the latter half of which was decidedly stormy.
The principal movements of the season occurred during October and the first half of November at four separate periods or rushes, namely, Oct. 4th to 9th, 17th to 21st, 27th to 30th and Nov. 7th to 10th. Much migration was, however, in progress all through October and the early part of November. October opened with much rain, and a gale from the east, which changed to south-west on 2nd and 3rd. The rest of the month was fairly calm, with south and south-west winds during the first half, and easterly winds from 14th to the end; while November,
Zool. 4th ser. vol. IV., May, 1900.