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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016


A change in the winds today from the South and East, we were hopeful for a new arrival of migrants and we were not disappointed.

Migrants came in the form of 60 Blackbird, 20 Robin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 17 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Starling, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Lapwing and 1 Woodcock.

Sea watching produced 1,181 Cormorant (above) 59 Brent Geese, 58 Dunlin, 27 Common Scoter, 25 Teal, 20 Shelduck, 17 Common Gull, 12 Red-throated Diver, 12 Black headed Gull, 8 Red breasted Merganser, 8 Avocet, 6 Gannet, 4 Curlew, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Skua, 2 Pintail, 1 Turnstone, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Eider..

Ringing: 34 birds ringed this morning which include 27 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 2 Chaffinch and 1 Goldfinch.