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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Saturday 4th October 2014

A south-easterly wind this morning strengthening as the morning progressed. There was a good movement of birds south this morning including 474 Brent Geese, 104 Teal, 61 Dunlin, 58 Wigeon, 21 Swallow, 19 Common Gull, 14 Skylark, 12 Common Scoter, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Curlew, 3 Gannet, 2 Grey Wagtail and single Red-breasted Merganser, Great Crested Grebe, Shoveler, Short-eared Owl and Pintail. The bushes and reserve were fairly quiet except for a few thrushes, 4 Wheatear and a Goldcrest.

Non-avian species of note were 2 Clouded Yellow on the reserve and a Grey Seal on the beach.

8 Birds ringed; 4 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin.