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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016

It certainly did feel like the 1st of November this morning and throughout the entire day. Thick and heavy fog and cloud, feeling rather cold and a chilly breeze made for rather quiet day. Despite this a few niceties had arrived.

Best of the rest came in the form of a Turtle Dove that was watched mid morning. This is a rather late record but we do get late migrants now and again. Other migrants include 355 Starling (above), 45 Blackbird, 25 Robin, 16 Linnet, 8 Pied Wagtail, 8 Skylark, 7 Fieldfare, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 Peregrine Falcon.

Sea watching revealed 29 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Snipe.

Part of the flock of 315 Starlings that were seen coming in-off the sea and heading inland, (above).

Ringing: 15 birds ringed this morning including 9 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wren and 1 Blackcap.