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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The continuing south easterly wind proved to bring up the goods today with quite a few new migrants on-site including a rather little stunner. 

A stunning adult male Pied Wheatear appeared early this morning on the nature reserve and showed very well throughout the rest of the day. This is a site first and the third site first so far this year. The bird was reported yesterday briefly but was unable to be found due to the thick and heavy fog on-site at the time.

Other migrants found today include 53 Cormorant, 24 Brent Geese, 5 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wigeon, c.15 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, c.10 Robin, 204 Goldfinch, 109 Siskin, 59 Linnet, 41 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 3 Brambling, 3 Goldcrest, 54 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit and 19 Skylark.

Ringing: 24 birds ringed ringed during the morning including 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin and 1 Pied Wheatear.