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Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday 11th November 2016

Still we feel a chill to the air today with a drizzle shower mid morning. It certainly turned out to be a glorious afternoon. A few niceties were on show throughout the day.

This Short-eared Owl (above) showed really well on-and-off during the day and even posed for it's picture to be taken out on the nature reserve. Other decent birds involved 2 Waxwings that flew South late morning and a total of 3 Snow Buntings, of which one on the nature reserve and two that didn't stop long, from the North and flew out to sea.

Other migrants include 1,005+ Starling, 22+ Goldfinch, 18 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 9 Chaffinch, 8 Long tailed Tit, 7 Siskin, 7 Skylark, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Snipe and 1 Common Buzzard.

Sea watching produced 1,428 Cormorant, 210 Common Scoter, 90 Brent Geese, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Gannet.

Ringing: 8 birds ringed this morning including 3 Blackbird, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Woodpigeon and 1 Bullfinch.