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Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday 21st October 2016


The continuing winds from the North and West brought a new arrival of birds to the observatory throughout the day including a few late migrants.

Pictured above, the view that we have from our main watch point looking Southwards.

Migrants came in the form of 630+ Starling, 68 Goldfinch, 38 Meadow Pipit, 22 Chaffinch, 20 Goldcrest, 20 Blackbird, 16 Skylark, 15 Tree Sparrow, 15+ Long tailed Tit, 14 Linnet, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Song Thrush, 6 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Swallow, 4 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Brambling, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Greenfinch and 1 Short-Eared Owl.

The Shorelark is still here with us out on the nature reserve.

Sea watching produced 34 Black-headed Gull, 21 Cormorant, 11 Brent Geese, 6 Lapwing, 3 Turnstone and 1 Guillemot.

Ringing: 48 birds were ringed during the morning including 13 Goldcrest, 11 Long tailed Tit, 10 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 3 Wren, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow and 1 Song Thrush.