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Saturday 7th September 2013

A heavy shower before dawn after which the day was sunny but breezy. Few birds were about apart from 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, a few hirundines and single Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Whitethroat. Offshore 29 Wigeon and single Fulmar, Great Crested Grebe, Curlew and Grey Plover headed south.

Ringing; 2 Willow Warbler and single Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch & Greenfinch.

Friday 6th September 2013

A misty start with showers then rain developing. A nice selection of migrants about today The best being a male Grey-headed Wagtail but was only seen briefly before flying off, other migrants about were 13 Willow Warbler, Tree Pipit south, 3 Chiffchaff, Black Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler and a White Wagtail. Offshore 2 Dunlin, 5 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck and 76 Teal were all heading south.

Ringing; 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail and single Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit & Greenfinch.

Thursday 5th September 2013

Another hot & humid day. Offshore 37 Teal, 21 Wigeon and a Great Crested Grebe headed south. On land there were few migrants apart from 3 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler and a White Wagtail along with 2 Yellow Wagtail south.

Ringing; 3 Greenfinch

Wednesday 4th September 2013

A misty start but soon becoming sunny. Very few migrants about again, the only ones being 8 Swallow, 3 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler and a Black Redstart. Offshore southerly passage included 28 Dunlin, 4 Shoveler and 2 Wigeon.

Ringing; 2 Chiffchaff

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

A sunny & hot day with a slight breeze. A few migrants about again with 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, a Wheatear and a Coal Tit. The only birds noted heading south overhead were 203 Swallow and 4 Goldfinch. A Bedstraw Hawk-moth was a nice find in the moth traps this morning.

Ringing; 2 Willow Warbler and single Chaffinch, Robin & Whitethroat.

Monday 2nd September 2013

Southwesterly breeze and sunny. A very quiet day the only migrants being 86 Swallow (40 north & 46 south), 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and single Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Black Redstart, Wheatear, Chiffchaff and a Marsh Harrier south off shore.

Ringing; 2 Greenfinch.

Sunday 1st September 2013

A breezy overcast morning. Few birds about again, viz mig however produced a Hobby and 17 Swallow haeding south. Offshore southerly passage involved 85 Common Scoter, 6 Teal, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Dunlin, 16 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, a Ringed Plover, 9 Golden Plover, and a Redshank, whilst northerly passage involved 125 Teal, a Wigeon, 5 Little Gull, 5 Shelduck and 2 Grey Heron.

Ringing; 3 Greenfinch and single Woodpigeon, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Linnet & Sparrowhawk.

August 2013 Ringing Totals

A total of 229 birds of 32 species were ringed during the moth. This is the 4th worst month, only 2001, 2010 & 2011 having lower totals.

Sparrowhawk 2 Reed Warbler 2
Woodpigeon 4 Blackbird 5
Wryneck 2 Song Thrush 2
Green Woodpecker 2 Spotted Flycatcher 1
Blue Tit 2 Robin 3
Great Tit 4 Nightingale 1
Swallow 15 Black Redstart 1
Wood Warbler 1 Redstart 2
Chiffchaff 1 Wheatear 1
Willow Warbler 81 Pied Flycatcher 13
Blackcap 2 Dunnock 8
Garden Warbler 7 House Sparrow 1
Lesser Whitethroat 6 Tree Pipit 1
Whitethroat 8 Greenfinch 29
Icterine Warbler 1 Goldfinch 8
Sedge Warbler 1 Linnet 12