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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday 16th October 2016

More a case of birds leaving & very few new birds arriving. Offshore movements poor although 8 Gannet north, 5 south plus a Bonxie south. Also a Short-eared Owl south out to sea. Passerines moving south included 50 Goldfinch, 32 Swallow, & 5 Siskin. Still a couple of Wheatear & Firecrest still present but not a lot else to get excited about. Although foreign Blackbirds have started moving into the country for the winter some of the locally bred birds are still completing there post juvenile moult.

10 birds ringed: 3 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chaffinch