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December Ringing Totals

For the sake of completeness - 4 birds of 4 species:

1 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 House Sparrow.

With no late autumn/winter thrush movements then this low December total has only been lower in one single year since the observatory started in 1982.

Monday 31st December 2018

1,815 Cormorant went out fishing. Offshore southbound 41 Red-throated Diver, 5 Guillemot, 3 Brent, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck, 2 Great-crested Grebe & 2 Oyk with northbound 247 Red-throats, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Great-crested Grebe, Brent Goose & Mallard plus 6 Great-crested Grebe & 2 Guillemot sat on the sea and at least 29 Kitts following shipping. Single Goldcrest & Sparrowhawk were around the compound and a Purple Sand was on the point. Most of the north bound Red-throats were early on and the Goldeneye are notable as we only managed three records all autumn.

Sunday 30th December 2018

Having been largely absent going out to sea here recently it was very much a case of "The Return of the Cormorants" with 2,200 going out on mass this morning. 50 minutes seawatch prior to the fog rolling down the river produced southbound 70 Common Gull, 40 Kitts, 14 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver with northbound single Common Scoter & Red-throat plus single Great-crested Grebe & Guillemot sat on the sea. On site 2 Stonechat at the north end, Rock Pipit on the point & a Golden Plover on the shore. Single Linnet also worth a mention at this time of the year.

Saturday 29th December 2018

After days of flat calm the breeze picked up & the visibility improved to make sea watching more amiable. In 80 minutes prior to litter picking commitments southbound 135 Kitts, 118 Common Gull, 43 Red-throated Diver, 29 Golden Plover, 9 Common Scoter, 2 Guillemot, 2 Oyk, 2 Wigeon, Fulmar, Mallard & Shelduck with northbound 8 Red-throats, 4 Brent, Gannet plus a Bonxie undertaking in some kleptoparasitism. The Fulmar record is notable and only our fourth December sighting since records began with previous ones on 24th & 31st (twice).

Xmas Litter Pick

Litter pick tomorrow Saturday 29th December 0930hrs start. Further information on the events page of

Friday 28th December 2018

Weather stuck in a rut. 2 Stonechat, Chiffchaff & Goldcrest present and accounted for.

Thursday 27th December 2018

Flat calm again with murky conditions plus a thick bank of fog rolling down the river at one point then clearing. About 5 Redwing were on site early and a Reed Bunting dropped in not long later. Single Skylark south is the only other sign of migration. On site 2 Stonechat, Chiffchaff and at least 1 Goldcrest still present & accounted for.

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Dull, benign weather conditions but it must be getting colder somewhere as 8 Redwing were here first thing. Calm offshore so a couple of Common Scoter & a Great-crested Grebe sat on the sea but no movements apart from 7 Brent coming out of the river heading north. Couple of Songies are singing their hearts out at the north end.

Pleated Inkcap is apparently common but is one of those fungi that look impressive very briefly before going past their best.

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Flat calm frosty morning. A Water Rail was in the observatory compound, 6 Long-tailed Tit were along View Point Road, 2 Linnet, Chiffchaff & Greenfinch still present. Offshore 267 Black-headed Gull moved south pre sunrise presumably coming out of roost. Also moving southbound 11 Brent, 5 Red-throated Diver, Shag & a Skylark overhead. 210 Common Gull in the river is worth a mention as they have probably been forced to the coast by the heavy frost inland.

Monday 24th December 2018

Glorious calm sunny morning. 2 Redwing are todays migrants. Also on site 2 Linnet, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Meadow Pipit & Greenfinch (which is almost a rarity these days). At least 45 Kitts followed a ship in.

Sunday 23rd December 2018

Dreich. Flat calm earlier so a couple of Great-crested Grebe were seen fishing offshore. When the visibility allowed a handful of Red-throated Diver seen coming & going plus southbound 4 Shelduck & a Shag just off the beach.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird.

Saturday 22nd December 2018

At least 40 Kitts following ships plus 19 heading south and a slight increase in Common Gull numbers to 40 is the offshore highlight with just a couple of Brents & Red-throated Divers going back & forth the only other records. On site a flock of 6 Long-tailed Tits paid which are the first of their kind to visit since early November. Finally the Chiffchaff is still with us in the observatory compound.

Friday 21st December 2018

Dull drizzly start then picking up to a minor gale by mid-day. Either missed the Cormorants going out this morning, or they went out to sea on a different trajectory or culling at the roost inland yesterday evening but only 36 logged heading out. Offshore a few more seagulls following shipping than in recent days plus 10 Kitts, 4 Gannet & a Bonxie that loitered for almost an hour even coming closer in off the point. Also logged southbound 4 Common Scoter, Brent & Red-throated Diver with northbound 2 Gannet & Red-throat. An hour before high tide 7 Ringed Plover & Dunlin on the beach departed into Essex. Hopefully now we are getting the shortest day of the year out of the way things will start to look up as the days lengthen - birdwise and mental health !

Winter Stalkball is a site speciality that is fairly common here on the calcareous soils being helped by leachage of mineral salts from the old buildings to provide its needs.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Bit same old, same old at the moment. 690 Cormorants went out fishing slightly on the drag this morning but with the tide high at feeding time even they seem less keen. 1 Brent & 1 Linnet flew south and that's your lot although a singing Song Thrush is worth a mention.

Wednesday 19th December 2018

540 Cormorant went out fishing. 25 Kitts went south with another 25 following shipping. Like yesterday we are very much in a migration hiatus at the moment but at least a couple of Red-throated Divers had the decency to fly both north & south to provide some variety even if nothing else is moving. On site 15 Ringed Plover & 7 Sanderling were roosting on the beach just after high tide and the pair of Stonechat reappeared at the north end.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

A change in the weather made sea watching bearable with 1.5 hrs producing 65 Kitts south plus 32 following shipping which is a welcome increase considering how abysmal numbers have been so far this winter. Also offshore single Gannet following ships plus both Bonxie & Pomarine Skua putting in an appearance, conveniently for comparison, at the same time in the same field of view. Notable was also a complete dearth of any duck, geese, waders or divers within this time span which just indicates that nothing is moving in this department at the moment. Only 440 Cormorants logged going out fishing early on today. Within the observatory compound at least 2 Goldcrest & a Chiffchaff are still with us.

Monday 17th December 2018

1,860 Cormorants went out fishing before sunrise with 3 Redwing on site departing inland before the "currant bun" had poked its head above the horizon. Glorious winters morning with a single Skylark heading south, Sparrowhawk putting the fear of death amongst the House Sparrows and what is presumably the same Chiffchaff noted occasionally in the past week or so putting in an appearance.

Sunday 16th December 2018

Glorious calm sunny morning. We have a migrant on site in the form of a Reed Bunting which has probably moved in response to inclement conditions elsewhere. 975 Cormorants went out fishing early on with a walk around the nature reserve producing the usual birds in the usual places with the highlight being a Mipit which explains how little of note is here at the moment. No sea watching this morning as the sun out.

Ringing: 1 House Sparrow

Saturday 15th December 2018

Biting SSE wind strengthening to force 7 - 8 in the afternoon. 1,436 Cormorant went out fishing early on. Offshore still quiet with 2.5 hrs seawatching producing southbound 28 Common Scoter, 18 Common Gull, 8 Brent, 3 Kittiwake & Eider with northbound 3 Brent & 2 Common Scoter. Despite the biting wind a couple of Goldcrest & a Chiffchaff noted in the observatory compound.

Friday 14th December 2018

No Coverage.

Thursday 13th December 2018

Biting South-easterly wind - but then again it is December so it should be cold ! Offshore hard work although southbound 58 Brent, 12 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 2 Wigeon, Common Gull, Common Scoter & Red-throated Diver with northbound 2 Red-throats & Kittiwake plus 2 Bonxie loitering and an immature drake Eider feeding just offshore.

Wednesday 12th December 2018

3,205 Cormorant went out fishing early on. A Great-northern Diver headed over Harwich and up into the river Stour as the Cormorants were coming out. Offshore southbound 8 Red-throated Diver, 7 Shelduck, 5 Brent, 3 Common Gull & 2 Goosander with northbound 29 Red-throats & 2 Shelduck plus a Bonxie loitering late morning. A walk around the reserve was extremely predictable producing next to nothing.

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Flat calm morning is a bit of a rarity at this time of the year. 2,350 Cormorants went out fishing early on. On site 2 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, Rock Pipit & Chiffchaff.

Monday 10th December 2018

1,495 Cormorant went out fishing early on. Signs of cooler wintry conditions elsewhere brought us single Fieldfare & Lapwing plus a Grey Wagtail heading south. The highlight of a walk around the reserve was 5 Mipit, 3 Linnet & Sparrowhawk so that just about sums it up. No seawatching attempted due to bright early morning sunshine.

Ringing: 1 Fieldfare.

Sunday 9th December 2018

Offshore southbound 28 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 5 Shelduck, 4 Red-throated Diver, 3 Kitts, Brent Goose, Eider, Great-crested Grebe & Great-northern Diver with northbound 4 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter & 2 Brent plus 3 Bonxie loitering. 430 Cormorant went out fishing in the half-light early on. Single Linnet & Skylark flew south. Species on site as expected including both Peregrine & Sparrowhawk.

Saturday 8th December 2018

Windy morning then sunny spells with showers in pm. Offshore a couple of Red-throated Diver & a Bonxie offshore but glorious sunshine not conducive to starring out. Just 415 Cormorant went out fishing early on. On site 6 Linnet & Sparrowhawk but with the bulk of the morning spent beach cleaning apart from 2 Turnstone nil else of note.

Friday 7th December 2018

Filthy wet morning. At least 4 Bonxie offshore or going south but sightings were on & off all morning so this figure is probably a minimum. Apart from this also noted 6 Kitts, 3 Red-throated Divers plus heading north 5 Common Scoter and Guillemot plus southbound single Lesser Black-backed Gull & Ringed Plover.

Light Brown Apple Moth is an accidental introduction from Australia that first arrived in the UK in the 1930's. It can be a very common moth in the summer & autumn but is normally finished by this time of the year - but not this year.

December Litter Pick

Litter Pick this Saturday 8th December 0930 hrs start. Usual arrangements on the events page of

Thursday 6th December 2018

Offshore southbound 57 Teal, 4 Turnstone, 2 Common Gull, Brent & Red-throated Diver with vis mig singles Goldfinch & Linnet south. On site 2 Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit & Turnstone with 2 male Collared Doves singing against each other suggesting that they will be getting the girls down on eggs fairly soon (often find the first eggs of the nesting season around Xmas time).

White-speck is a renowned long distance migrant and looking at how worn this one is it may well have come a long way to get to us. Considering the number of times it has visited us in the past it is surprising that this is our first since 2011.

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Between the belts of drizzle as the rain eased up sea watching produced the best diver return of the winter so far with southbound 17 Red-throated Diver, 14 Teal, 3 Brent, 3 Shelduck, 3 Turnstone, 2 Guillemot, Bonxie, Dunlin & a drake Goosander with northbound 13 Red-throats & 9 Brent plus at least 3 Red-throats feeding on the sea & a Kittiwake loitering for a while. Not a lot of effort put into land based observations although a charm of 17 Goldfinch is notable.

Common Plume is a bit delicate to be living down here in the winter months considering the bleakness of the site.

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Presume that's Venus looking absolutely stunning opposite the Moon early morning but celestially a bit of an ignoramus so hopefully someone will correct me if its a different planet.

Glorious winters morning with migrants consisting of 2 Fieldfare plus a wandering Great-spotted Woodpecker. Some vis mig with southbound 13 Skylark, 2 Mipit & Goldfinch. On site 2 Stonechat, 2 Turnstone & Rock Pipit worth a mention.

Ringing: 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Monday 3rd December 2018

c.80 Ringed Plover were on the beach first thing at high tide but were soon shifted by early morning dog walkers. 930 Cormorants went out fishing early on. Heading south 7 Mallard & 6 Brent plus north 4 Brent. The next couple of hours spent taking the mist nets down for the winter during which time half a dozen Goldcrest were noted around the compound but nowt else of note.

Sunday 2nd December 2018

1,750 Cormorants went out fishing on mass just prior to 0730 hrs. Over an hour starring offshore produced southbound just 3 Shelduck, 2 Brent & 2 Mallard. The only evidence of land based migrants were 2 Skylark heading south. On the reserve the highlights are 9 Mipit, 2 Stonechat & a Chiffchaff that is presumably the individual seen a couple of days ago. On the plus side it did stop raining not long after dawn.

Saturday 1st December 2018

Some interest offshore especially just as the rain was getting going with southbound 4 Brent, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Gull & Bonxie and northbound 2 Brent, 2 Common Scoter, Bonxie & Pomarine Skua. A Guillemot was on the river behind the observatory. On site 7 Linnet, Greenfinch & Rock Pipit on the point worth a mention as winter sets in.

November Ringing Totals

395 birds of 27 species is 25% down on last years November total but higher then the totals for the previous five years.

Black Redstart 1
Blackbird 95
Blackcap 5
Black-headed Gull 1
Blue Tit 2
Chaffinch 10
Chiffchaff 2
Fieldfare 2
Dunnock 1
Firecrest 4
Goldcrest 128
Goldfinch 6
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Great Tit 2
Grey Wagtail 1
House Sparrow 3
Kestrel 1
Long-tailed Tit 28
Meadow Pipit 7
Palas's Warbler 1
Redpoll (Common) 1
Redpoll (Lesser) 27
Redwing 19
Robin 23
Song Thrush 14
Woodpigeon 2
Wren 8

Friday 30th November 2018

Much more pleasant weather conditions brought a small handful of new "turdus's" on site including 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Fieldfare & a couple of new Blackies. On the move southbound 7 Skylark, 6 Starling & 4 Goldfinch. Loitering on site at least 8 Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat, Greenfinch, Purple Sandpiper plus Tuesday's Firecrest is still with us. 1,476 Cormorant went out to sea fishing early on but no other offshore movements noted.

Ringing, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing.

Thursday 29th November 2018

South-westerly force 6 - 7 with early morning rain then the occasional shower produced almost nothing offshore with a couple of hours observation giving southbound 4 Gannet & a Great-crested Grebe with northbound single Kittiwake & Red-throated Diver apart from the usual seagulls and only a couple of hundred Cormorant. On site a Fieldfare plus the wintering locals skulking away in areas out of the wind.

Struggle to photograph anything this morning so here's some Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae on the Elder by one of the moth traps, although some of you will know it by a previous name from less politically correct days.

Ringing: 1 Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Wet, damp breezy morning with poor visibility. A fine Great-northern Diver flew south just offshore & a Shag came into the river mouth. Other offshore movements almost non-existent. On site a Chiffchaff & a handful of Goldcrests but more may be keeping their heads down. A couple of Turnstone were along the riverbank on a quick walk round but that's your lot.

Ringing: 1 Chaffinch.

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Last knockings but not to late in the autumn for a couple of tardy Blackcaps, Chiffchaff & Firecrest to still be arriving into Britain for the winter. Late arriving Blackbirds carry on into December but a new Robin & Wren are also on the drag. Vis mig barely existent but represented by southbound 6 Linnet & a Skylark. Offshore southbound 78 Brent, 58 Teal, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Wigeon, 5 Gadwal, & 2 Shelduck with northbound 56 Cormorant, 9 Common Scoter, 5 Snipe, 5 Turnstone & Barnacle Goose plus a Shag that came in off the sea then headed into Essex up the Stour. On site at least 15 Mipit & 8 Goldcrests remain.

Mottled Umber is a winter flyer that due to the bleak exposed conditions at Landguard is not recorded annually.

Ringing: 2 Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 1 Firecrest, 1 Robin, 1 Wren.

Monday 26th November2018

Dull wet morning. On site 15 Mipit, 11 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Turnstone, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, Lapwing plus some lingering Goldcrests keeping their heads down. It's a rum old do when Greenfinch appears as worthy of a mention and a sad state of the current state of affairs. Offshore quiet with southbound 6 Brent and northbound 10 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, Eider plus a Bonxie clobbering a Great Black-backed Gull forcing it to give up its breakfast which was entertaining for us but not for the gull.

Ringing: nil

Sunday 25th November 2018

Marsh Harrier coming in off the sea & heading inland is presumably contemplating spending the winter in Britain. The Cormorants heading out to sea fishing early morning have been missing us out recently but this morning they came over us in force with 3,402 counted which is a huge number for this early in the winter. On site migrants limited to 2 Redwing, Fieldfare, Song Thrush plus a new Chaffinch. Offshore southbound 30 Wigeon, 28 Common Scoter, 8 Teal, 4 Pintail, 2 Brent, 2 Mallard & Goldeneye with northbound 11 Brent, 3 Kitts, 2 Greylags & Gannet.

Ringing: 1 Chaffinch, 1 Song Thrush.

Saturday 24th November 2018

Hard work. Offshore southbound 2 Brent & Eider with northbound 5 Brent, Eider, Gannet & Red-throated Diver. On the beach 3 Sanderling & Turnstone plus a Snow Bunting that flew north late morning. On site a handful of Goldcrests remain with passerine migration again non-existent despite the easterly airflow.

December moth is not annual here so its pleasing to get one here.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird.

Friday 23rd November 2018

Get the impression that there are no new grounded migrants on site today with leftovers from recent arrivals including at least 7 Goldcrest & a Woodcock. 16 Mipit on the beach, Redwing on the reserve & Rock Pipit on the point could also have been in the area for a few days. Offshore southbound 6 Brent, Great-northern Diver & Red-breasted Merganser plus a loitering Bonxie.

Milder overnight with a light south-easterly breeze may be putting the birds off migrating but hasn't stopped Diamond-back Moths continuing to appear in small numbers.

Ringing: 1 Goldfinch.

Thursday 22nd November 2018

New grounded migrants almost non-existent. Several Goldcrests and 2 Stonechat are still here with both Peregrine & Sparrowhawk paying visits. Offshore southbound 5 Brent, 4 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Gull & Great-crested Grebe with northbound 4 Brent, 4 Eider & 2 Red-throated Diver plus an adult Little Gull that loitered feeding for a while.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird.

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Much more pleasant morning weather wise than recent days as the autumn grinds to its inevitable conclusion. On site roughly 25 Goldcrest are loitering who really need to make a move inland for the winter. Other migrants include 8 Mipit, a very small handful of Blackies, Robin, Songies & a Woodcock. 2 Stonechat are still on the Butts must surely now be making an attempt to winter here. Offshore movements were southbound 11 Wigeon, 3 Brent, 2 Common Gull, Common Scoter, Curlew, Great-crested Grebe, Great-northern Diver & Red-throated Diver with northbound 3 Greylags & a Brent.

Ringing: 2 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Robin, 1 Song Thrush.

Tuesday 20th November 2018

It's grim out there with a strong easterly wind and belts of rain and hail - nice ! Consequently most time spent seawatching with southbound 20 Brent, 10 Black-heads, 4 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter with northbound 16 Common Scoter, 6 Brent, 4 Eider, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, Bonxie & Red-throated Diver plus 705 Cormorant that went out fishing & at least 4 Gannet loitering with the gulls. On site a small arrival of new Blackies plus a couple of new Chaffinch, 3 Fieldfare, single Redwing & Woodcock. 2 Snow Bunting flew along the beach but with no one brave enough to venture onto the reserve that's your lot.

Ringing: 6 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch.

Monday 19th November 2018

Easterly wind with showers. Offshore southbound 210 Brent, 120 Common Scoter, 111 Wigeon, 73 Teal, 19 Black-heads, 7 Common Gull, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Eider, 2 Shelduck & Gannet with northbound 11 Eider, 10 Common Scoter, 6 Brent, 6 Pintail, 3 Velvet Scoter, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Diver and a fine adult Yellow-legged Gull along the beach line. c.2,500 seagulls and half a dozen Gannets were loitering offshore, 2 Snow Bunting were on the beach, Woodcock in the observatory compound and single Purple Sand & Turnstone along the riverbank for those brave, or daft, enough to venture onto the reserve.

Ringing: 3 Blackbird.

Sunday 18th November 2018

On the move southbound 103 Brent, 5 Wigeon, Pintail, Shelduck & Skylark with northbound 12 Eider, 7 Brent, 3 Gannet & 2 Common Scoter. 4 Jackdaws that came in from the north departed back from whence they came. On site 15 Goldcrest, 10 Robin, 8 Mipit, 7 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Snow Bunting, 2 Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, Purple Sandpiper & Woodcock.

Ringing: 3 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Song Thrush.

Saturday 17th November 2018

Easterly influenced conditions is bringing some late autumn interest. Offshore southbound 222 Brent, 54 Shelduck, 11 Curlew, 9 Pintail, 7 Wigeon, 3 Common Gull & Shoveler with northbound 11 Common Scoter & 3 Red-throated Diver. 6 Greylag Geese in off the sea then inland over the dock could well be genuine wild birds at this time of the year in these weather conditions, but once they plonk themselves in with a feral gang then there is no way of telling them apart from the locals. Some vis mig with southbound 5 Starling, 3 Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 3 Skylark & Mipit. Grounded migrants included 50 Blackbird, 25 Redwing, 21 Robin, 14 Mipit, 11 Fieldfare, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Snow Bunting, 2 Stonechat, 2 Woodcock, Chiffchaff & Skylark although the Stonechats could well be a couple of loitering individuals contemplating wintering here.

Crocidosema plebejana is a scarce and local species in coastal areas that occasionally puts in an appearance in late autumn although it has also been noted at other times of the year.

29 birds ringed: 22 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Redwing.

Friday 16th November 2018

A light Southeasterly breeze and misty. Good waterfowl and wader movement offshore this morning, they were staying close to the coast in the poor visibility, thrushes were coming in off the sea and stopped to feed on the reserve and there was a Purple Sandpiper on the point.
Noted on the reserve, 90 Redwing, 53 Starling, 50 Blackbird, 15 Fieldfare, 12 Goldcrest, 2 Woodcock & 1 Purple Sandpiper. Going North, 3 Teal & 1 Redshank. Coming in off the sea going West, 50 Dunlin. Going South, 324 Dunlin, 96 Wigeon, 76 Brent Goose, 65 Shelduck, 30 Golden Plover, 7 Lapwing, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Skylark, 1 Common Scoter & 1 Oystercatcher.

"Acleris" moths are notoriously hard to work out, they don't visit us very often at this time of year so we never get our eye in. This one is probably Acleris ferrugana

64 birds ringed: Blackbird 34, Redwing 9, Goldcrest 7, Robin 6, Song Thrush 3, Fieldfare 2, Blackcap 1, Chaffinch 1, Chiffchaff 1

Thursday 15th November 2018

Meadow Pipit towards the point.

A light Southerly breeze, overcast and patchy fog but brightening up by late morning. A Common Redpoll was with a small flock of Lesser Redpoll on the reserve, a male Stonechat was on the Butts and a single Swallow went South over the Observatory.
Noted on the reserve, 16 Meadow Pipit, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 3 Dunlin, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Redpoll, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Rock Pipit & 1 Stonechat.
Going North, 9 Turnstone. Going out to sea East, 224 Cormorant. Going South, 75 Starling, 61 Goldfinch, 52 Chaffinch, 46 Meadow Pipit, 42 Siskin, 29 Woodpigeon, 10 Skylark, 6 Brent Goose, 5 Knot, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Brambling & 3 Red Breasted Merganser. Coming in off the sea going West, 3 Cormorant.

14 bird ringed: Goldcrest 5, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Song Thrush 2, Common Redpoll 1, Redwing 1.