Monday, 12 October 2009

12th October 2009

Very light northely wind and beautifully clear skies saw a solitary recorder make a brief pre-work visit.

It turned out to be very worthwhile - a light passage of Skylarks (5), Meadow Pipits (50) and Rock Pipits (6) were encountered as were a few finches including 5 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch and 25 Linnet. Also a few small groups of late Swallows flashed through (see below) enjoying the morning sunshine.

A single Starling spent much of the first couple of hours of daylight on the "Green Flag" pole and there was some evidence of a small arrival of grounded migrants with single new Blackbird, Song Thrush, Wren and Robin all caught along with the highlight of the morning - another Rock Pipit; unusually for this species trapped in the Newton trap...they almost always turn up in the Potter traps!

The Pale-bellied Brents were back up to eleven in number and the adult Peregrine kept a watchful eye on proceedings from its usual perch on the reef.

Ringed (all singles): Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush and Rock Pipit
(SRW) Photos SRW [548]

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