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Monday, 23 November 2015

Monday 23rd November 2015

A small arrival of late autumn migrants including a Dutch ringed individual amongst 40 Blackbird & a dozen Chaffinch. Both new Dunnock & Chiffchaff ringed is worth a mention as the last time new individuals of either of these two species was trapped was at the end of last month. Chiffchaff's at this time of the year can be more interesting but this one was a bog standard British race bird. Vis mig quietening off but included south bound 18 Goldfinch, 9 Siskin, Skylark & Mipit. Offshore 17 Gannet north plus one south and 2 Red-breasted Merganser south were the highlights amongst not a lot else.

26 birds ringed: 15 blackbird, 5 chaffinch, 2 song thrush, 1 chiffchaff, 1 lesser redpoll, 1 dunnock, 1 goldfinch.