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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Another blustery day of north-easterlies with overnight showers that did not produce as much as recently, but hopefully there will be another wave of migrants on the way soon. What there was however were 15 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Ring Ouzel, one of which stayed whilst the other went to Essex, 35 Robins, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Brambling and 2 each of Reed Bunting and Lesser Whitethroat. Offshore very little was noted except 1 Eider south, 1 each of Red-throated Diver and Shelduck north and 179 Brent Geese going south. On site two birds of note were a Common Snipe on the beach and this Purple Sandpiper around the jetty on the point.

22 birds were ringed: 10 Robin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Blackcap and 1 each of Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldcrest and Brambling.