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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tuesday 18th November 2014

A small selection of late autumn migrants in today including 3 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Songie & a couple of new Blackies. Overhead heading south & inland were 3 Skylark, 3 Redpoll, 2 Mipits 2 Goldfinch & a Rock Pipit. Offshore southbound were 289 Brent, 12 Red-throated Diver, 6 Teal, 3 Shelduck, Goldeneye & Curlew with northbound 43 Brent, 4 Red-throats, 3 Gannet & a Common Scoter. 390 Cormorants headed out to sea to go fishing having presumably spent the night at the Loompit Lake roost. At the north end of the reserve the Dusky Warbler is entertaining the punters & the fine male Black Red is still loitering around the fort.

A rather smelly not fresh gull corpse handed in from the river bank bore a Dutch ring & colour ring.

9 birds ringed: 3 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wood Pigeon.