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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wednesday 15th October 2014


A nice selection of migrants in again today including 50 Redwing, 60 Song Thrush, 35 Blackbird, 35 Robin, 3 Ring Ouzel, 12 Blackcap, 2 Brambling, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wheatear, 1 Black Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher. Overhead 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 59 Goldfinch and 2 Jackdaw were amongst those heading south. Offshore a party of 27 Little Gulls were on the sea, our first Great Northern Diver of the autumn flew north and only 69 Brent flew south.

On the insect front 4 Clouded Yellow were on the reserve and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth was by the Obs. A few migrants were in the moth traps this morning, the best of which were 2 Scarce Bordered Straw (above) and 2 Palpita vitrealis.

65 Birds ringed; 12 Robin, 9 Blackbird, 8 Song Thrush, 8 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Pied Flycatcher. We also caught a Dutch ringed Blackbird.