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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday 12th October 2014

After a still, clear night, daybreak saw cloud beginning to roll in from the east, bringing with it some reasonably good visible migration. With finches, Wagtails and Pipits being the most common movers. 5 Swallow and 17 Skylark along with Reed Bunting and Brambling along with 66 Brent Goose and 15 Shelduck south offshore. On site, 4 Wheatear, 8 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 15 Robin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Black Redstart and a sprinkling of new Great Tits.

On the insect front 5 Clouded Yellow Butterflies were seen on site.

Ringing total 20 birds. 6 Blackcap, 4 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock and 1 Jay.