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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Autumn migration is now well underway as this flock of Redwings dropping in off the north sea shows. In total we had at least 50 drop in briefly along with a Ring Ouzel, around 15 Song Thrushes and a cracking Hawfinch that only stayed for a very short time before heading off inland with the bulk of the Redwing. Also seen were 15 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 10 Chaffinch( now coming in for the winter ), 3 Reed Bunting south, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheatear both on site and a Marsh Harrier south offshore.
 Insect wise the Wall Brown butterfly is still about, while very few moths were in the traps overnight, but they did include another Convolvulus Hawk and 2 Black Rustic(above).

20 birds were ringed: 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 2 Collared Dove and 1 each of Chaffinch and Wren.