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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday 21st September 2014

New migrants continue to drift through. The highlight today was 3 Red-backed Shrikes in the bushes along the reserve and on Icky Ridge, this is the most seen on site in one day. Other birds of note were a male Ring Ouzel, a Nightingale, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Wheatear, a Whinchat and a variety of warbers. Southerly passage included 30 Swallow, 12 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Tree Pipit, a Siskin and a Sparrowhawk.

Highlights amongst the moths this morning was a Palpita vitrealis, above, which has only been recorded in five previous years and a Barred Red that has only been noted in four previous years.

31 Birds ringed; 10 Grey Wagtail, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Dunnock, 1 Starling, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Goldcrest.