Saturday, 19 September 2009

19th September 2009

A light south easterly with a intermittent drizzle seemed perfect this morning but only one Chiffchaff first thing although 6 others came through later.
A Common Snipe was by the west side early and eleven sawbills (RB Merganser or Goosander) flew north low overhead the island in the dim morning light. It was strange to see these diving ducks travelling anywhere except just above the sea.
Three Grey Wagtails and 2 Swallows were migrants, but the Whitethroat retrapped has stayed for some time.

Ringed :- 7 Chiffchaffs (right, also showing contrast between the old and new greater coverts of a bird of the year), 2 Wrens (DB+1,FD,JE,CJ,SRW,PSW,+KN) [528] photos JE

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