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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sunday 8th November 2015

This distant record shot was of a Little Egret seen offshore today.

The southerly wind and overcast conditions did not help the birding. Very little was about after the early morning passage of finches had dried up. The flocks mainly comprising 219 Goldfinch, 129 Siskin, 36 Linnet, 35 Chaffinch, 33 Lesser Redpoll, 26 Greenfinch and 2 Brambling south along with 43 Meadow Pipit and 16 Skylark. Offshore, small numbers of ducks and waders were seen, the best being a close Goosander.

8 birds were ringed, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Blackbird and 1 each of Blackcap and Goldcrest.