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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Saturday 26th March 2016


A slightly rough and stormy feel to the observatory this morning with migrants thin on the ground, most keeping their heads down in these strong gales.

New arrivals in the form of 4 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, c.5 Redwing, 37 Chaffinch, 1 Rook, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Woodcock, 3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Chiffchaff.

Offshore, 75 Brent Geese, 9 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-Breasted Merganser, 16 Cormorant, 4 Gannet, 3 Common Gull, 2 Shelduck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew and 1 Great Crested Grebe.

Ringing: 3 birds ringed during the morning including 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Tit and 1 Wren.