70 species were seen in the Alcossebre area this month.
No new species were added to the list.
Two species were new for the year, Peregrine Falcon and Wren.
14 species were the first seen this autumn. Eurasian Hobby, Black-crowned Night Heron, Stone Curlew, Skylark, Crag Martin, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Robin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail and Chaffinch.
Species notes follow.
One or two Northern Gannets were seen off shore.
A total of 618 Great Cormorants passed through this month, with 250 birds flying south on the 20th October.
16 Grey Herons passed through this month, mainly single birds.
15 Little Egrets flew east over the sea on the 18th October, no doubt heading for the Ebro Delta.
Cattle Egrets were seen daily in the rural farmlands, with a peak of 76 birds on the 22nd October.
Five Black-crowned Night Herons flew out of the Torre estate on the 11th October, having probably roosted there overnight.
Six birds of prey were seen this month.
A Marsh Harrier flew east on the 8th October.
Single Northern Sparrowhawks were seen throughout the month.
One Common Buzzard had taken up a winter territory.
Up to four Common Kestrels were seen daily.
A Peregrine Falcon flying east on the 20th October was the first this year.
A Eurasian Hobby flew south on the 6th October.
Up to 12 Common Moorhens were seen at the Torre estate pond, the only place they are frequenting.
The first Stone Curlew was seen on the 22nd October in the rural farmland.
A single Northern Lapwing was seen on the 10th, and three birds on the 21st October, in the rural farmlands.
Only four Gull species seen this month, and all in low numbers. Maximum of 12 Black-headed Gulls, 18 Audouin´s Gulls, 24 Yellow-legged Gulls and single Lesser Black-back Gulls.
The only Tern species seen was Sandwich Tern – maximum of 30 birds seen
Two Stock Doves on the 6th October were only the second record this month.
Wood Pigeons peaked at 105 birds and Collared Doves peaked at 115 birds.
The last Turtle Dove was seen on the 2nd October.
One or two Little Owls were noted this month, still very low numbers.
Single Common Kingfisher´s were seen throughout the month, either at the Torre estate pond or at the coast.
Up to eight Hoopoe´s were seen daily.
A maximum of 23 Common Magpie´s were seen daily.
The first Skylark arrived on the 12th October and built up to 106 birds by the month, easily out numbering the resident Crested Larks at 14 birds maximum.
Five Crag Martin´s on the 11th were the first this autumn, and by the month end there were up to 120 birds roosting in Alcossebre town apartments.
A total of 688 Barn Swallow´s flew south up to the last on the 28th October.
Eight House Martin´s on the 4th October, were the last seen.
The last Sand Martin´s were three birds on the 10th October.
There were two Cetti´s Warbler holding winter territorie´s, one at Capycorp lagoon and one the sewage pond.
A Wren on the 18th October at the sewage pond was the first seen this year.
One to two passage Willow Warbler´s were seen up to the 29th October.
The first wintering Common Chiffchaff´s arrived on the 8th, and by the month end had peaked at eight birds.
Two passage Reed Warbler´s were seen at the sewage pond, on the 4th October.
Up to five resident Zitting Cisticola´s were seen daily.
A maximum of 10 wintering Blackcap´s were seen.
The first winter Dartford Warbler arrived on the 23rd October, joined by another on the 29th, both in the coastal scrubland.
The last passage Subalpine Warbler was seen on the 8th October.
Up to 12 resident Sardinian Warbler´s were seen daily.
The last passage Spotted Flycatcher was seen on the 7th October, and the last Pied Flycatcher on the 8th October.
The first wintering Black Redstart arrived on the 10th October, and by the month there were 20 birds.
The last passage Common Redstart was seen on the 10th October.
The last passage Northern Wheatear was seen on the 16th October.
The first wintering Common Stonechat was seen on the 2nd October, and by the month end there were 11 birds.
The first wintering Song Thrush arrived on the 8th October, numbers were low with only a maximum of 6 birds seen, very low numbers.
The last passage Blue-headed Wagtail was seen on the 6th October, the same date that the first wintering Grey Wagtail arrived.
The resident White Wagtail´s number´s were added to by passage birds with a peak of 14 birds on the 29th October.
Wintering Meadow Pipit´s peaked at 27 birds on the 26th October.
Corn Bunting numbers were low with only two birds seen in the rural farmland.
The first wintering Common Chaffinch arrived on the 13th October, but numbers were slow to build up, with only 13 birds noted.
Alcossebre Weather for October 2015.
October was a mixed and mild month.
There were only nine days with fine and sunny weather.
11 days were overcast, eight of them with rain.
The other 11 days were cloudy with sunny spells.
The average day temperature was 23C (73F).
The average night temperature was 16C (60F).
The warmest day was the 5th at 32C (89F).
The coldest day´s were the 13th,14th,20th and 26th at 20C (68F).
The warmest night was the 6th at 22C (73F).
The coldest night was the 16th at 10C (50F).
Total rainfall for the month was 2.4 inches (61mm), over 8 days.
The heaviest rain fell on the 14th with 1.4 inches (36mm).