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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday 28th September 2016

An unusual site at Landguard were these 2 Mute Swans that swam out of the harbour before swimming north along the coast.
This Delicate is a scarce migrant here, and along with another Convolvulus Hawk Moth they were the best of the bunch in the traps overnight, 

Seemingly more birds about today with the 3 Tree Sparrows still here along with Firecrest and Black Redstart, at least 10 Chiffchaff and a Wheatear on site, whilst 148 Swallow went south along with 30 House Martin, 68 Meadow Pipit, 8 Grey Wagtail,2 Siskin and a Marsh Harrier, and close inshore a Red-throated Diver was fishing as it slowly drifted south.

13 birds ringed:  8 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch and 1 each of Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit and Great Tit.