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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Thursday 29th October 2015


A strong southerly air flow greeted us this morning with a small new arrival of migrants present on-site.

New migrants today came in the form of 91 Brent Geese, 41 Wigeon, 26 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 1 Shelduck, 1 Goldeneye, 14 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Ringed Plover, 32 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 186 Goldfinch, 33 Siskin, 16 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, c.15 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, c.15 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, c.20 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 16 Skylark, 1 Wheatear and 1 Black Redstart.

A lovely Brambling alighted briefly on-site.

Ringing: 10 birds ringed during the morning which included 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 1 Goldfinch and 1 Robin.