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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday 28th September 2014

With very light north-easterly winds and overcast conditions, the weather was perfect for the time of year to bring in lots of good migrant birds. Although few in number, some good birds were recorded on site today, including 3 Firecrest, 11 Grey Wagtails, 4 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 1 Reed Bunting and a sprinkling of autumn species which included the first arrivals of some of the commoner Thrushes. In the early afternoon the first Long-tailed Tit flock of the autumn turned up & at least 15 Med Gulls were offshore later on.

Total birds ringed today was 32,  these being, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Robin, 4 Great Tit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Wren, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Firecrest, 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, and 1 each of Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Blackbird and Blue Tit.