Wednesday, 2 November 2011

2nd November 2011

Ninety Three Brents were counted today, and they included all 3 colour ringed birds that were seen last winter, which is important for tracking their movements. Scarcest bird of the day was a Great Tit on the island together with 3 Blackbirds and 2 Song Thrushes. The Merlin is still to be seen and the passage of Starlings also continues, 730 passed during the morning, but just 2 Skylarks. Other counts made today included:- 245 Sanderling, 250 Curlew, 70 Bar-tailed Godwits, 65 Grey Plovers at Little Eye, 30 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-breasted Merganers and a Little Egret.

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