Saturday, 27 September 2014

27th September 2014

Weather:- S force 2, clouding over
Pale-bellied Brent  (CJ)
A few more Goldcrests this morning (including one seen flying over Little Eye) but no Chiffchaffs, although a small number of Meadow Pipits and wagtails seem to be passing through, with a Grey Wagtail at the north end. The only other obvious migrant was a Reed Bunting in the bracken at the south of the island. A single pale-bellied Brent rested beside the tide edge to the north east (probably fresh in this morning) and later 4 others already present came in to land on the whaleback off the north west side (right).
Two Peregrines sat on the east hoyle sand between hunting trips. The sea was quiet except for the surprise of 95 Sandwich Terns flying off to the north west, an unexpectedly large number this late in the autumn.
Ringed:- 3 Goldcrests, 1 Wren, 1 Robin   [ 891-36 ]

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