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Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday 9th September 2016

A rather blustery day today at the observatory with a few new arrivals but still fairly quiet.

South bound were 105 Swallow. Other migrants evident were 25 Pied Wagtail (above) and 19 Yellow Wagtail out on the nature reserve. These numbers are very good since most days we usually see them migrating South instead of on the ground.

4 Willow Warbler, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 House Martin also.

Sea watching produced 10 Common Tern, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Shelduck, 1 Fulmar and 1 Cormorant.

Ringing: 2 birds ringed this morning in the form of 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler.