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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday 16th November 2014


The calm overcast conditions with a light east-north-easterly wind produced the goods in the way of a Dusky Warbler, found this morning at the northern end of the common, but apart from that little else was noted apart from a superb male Black Redstart seen only fleetingly on the fort before disappearing. Apart from that another new Chiffchaff was caught,and yesterdays 2 birds were also still about along with several of yesterdays migrant Wrens and Robins.

On the insect front, this Gem, a scarce migrant from the continent was the highlight of comparatively busy moth trapping for so late in the year.

10 birds were ringed, they were 3 Blackbird, 3 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Chaffinch and 1 Goldfinch.