Friday, 9 October 2009

9th October 2009

As expected the south easterly produced a slight improvement with a few different species present but still nothing like what could be called good visible migration. A Chaffinch spent all morning up and down the island and was later briefly joined by a Greenfinch and a flock of 20 Linnets. A Reed Bunting called overhead first thing, a Skylark (below) was flushed by the west path and ten Starling flew over, while a Lapwing spent most of the morning by the east gutter with the Oystercatchers (above).

The only thrush was a grounded male Blackbird (right) and there was little other to note apart from a Rock Pipit at each end of the island. Just 6 Brent could be found, possibly the previous birds have moved on.
Ringed:- 1 Blackbird, 1 Wren.
(JE,CJ,CJW,PSW et al) [542] photos CJ

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