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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thursday 8th September 2016

Clear skies overnight and a hot, sunny, breezy day. It proved to be a little quiet at the observatory. Still, a few new arrivals and a few things of note.

Migrants on land were few and far between with 25 Pied Wagtail, 13 Yellow Wagtail (above), 6 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Common Redstart.

Hirundines put on a good show with totals of 228 Swallow and 25 House Martin moving South.

Out to sea was rather dead with 10 Sandwich Tern, 4 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern and 1 Ringed Plover.

Ringing: 3 birds ringed this morning which were 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Robin.