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Friday, 18 November 2016

Friday 18th November 2016


Last knockings on the passerine migration front although a new Goldcrest arrived to join the one that arrived a few days ago. Overhead 14 Goldfinch, 2 Mipits & a Skylark went south. Offshore southbound 24 Common Scoter, Shelduck & Red-throated Diver with northbound 18 Common Scoter & a Brent. Late morning a first winter Glaucous Gull followed the MV Spirit in off the sea amongst a mass of other gulls which is presumably the same individual as a couple of days ago. The dry autumn has mean't that fungi has been hard to find on site with the more recent wetter conditions encouraging a few to make an appearance.

3 birds ringed: 2 Goldfinch, 1 Goldcrest.