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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday 19th October 2014

Strong winds and overnight rain may have dropped in a few tired migrants, but most had moved on shortly after the rain stopped. Interesting migrants on the move were 14 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 2 Brambling,1 Rock Pipit, 141 Goldfinch, 64 Chaffinch, 14 Skylark, 29 Lapwing, 1 Red breasted Merganser all going south, and several large flocks of Starlings coming in for the winter.On site very little was noted apart from 1 Ring Ouzel, 4 Wheatear , 1 Goldcrest and a mixture of  around 50 thrushes that mostly comprised of Song Thrushes and Blackbirds.
Moth wise saw our 2nd Merveille du jour in 3 days but little else.

Birds ringed today 6. 1 each of Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Great Tit, Goldfinch and Blackcap.