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Monday, 13 October 2014

Monday 13th October 2014

A wet and windy day. Seawatching was highly productive this morning with a steady stream of birds heading south all the time including 7551 Brent, 75 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 43 Little Gull (all but one were in the late afternoon), 26 Common Scoter, 15 Dunlin, 9 Shelduck, 7 Tufted Duck, 7 Gannet, 5 Red-breasted Merganser,  2 Shoveler, 2 Little Terns (late for us), 1 Goldeneye, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Arctic Tern and a large all dark petrel that flew though with 2 Sooty Shearwaters but remained unidentified. Also offshore were a Red-throated Diver, Bonxie and a Manx Shearwater & Arctic Skua that headed north. Around the bushes 13 Goldcrest, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, Black Redstart, Redwing (1st of autumn & possibly our latest ever autumn arrival date) and a male Brambling were the highlights. N.b. - this blog was updated late pm.

21 Birds ringed: 6 Robin, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush.